nerve problems with ibs?

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ive been having another round of odd symptoms that may or may not be connected to ibs. Pain at the top of the butt cheeks and hip pain and then i felt pain in the back of the thigh and eventually the front thigh and then the entire butt area feels like its burning but right now the burning is only on the right side. I dont get the classic radiating feeling that sciatica has so dont think its that but again i could be wrong. The bottom of my spine also hurts to touch and i feel stiff in the lower back in the morning. Also have anal discomfort and pain when I squeeze the butt muscles in . Did research on these odd symptoms and came up with conditions like sacroilitis and pudendal nueralgia. Apparently sacroilitis should be detected on an abdominal ct which ive had so im leaning more towards the other one..but does anyone with ibs also have been diagnosed with these other conditions? or at least experience these issues and ibs? it seems to be worse at night and less during the day. I get cramping in lower abdomen at night too. Ive been referred for physical therapy and hoping that could figure it out.

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    You can get pain just about anywhere with IBS. It sounds like you are getting referred pain coming from surrounding nerves. The proximity of other organs can cause you to feel pain in organs other than your intestines. One of the known causes of IBS, is oversensitive nerves in your intestine which has more nerves than the spinal cord. The gut brain axis is very strong and so when you feel anxious this travels to your gut. The gut is very sensitive to stress.

    When you feel worried, your flare ups will be much more intense, frequent and long lasting. Everyone with IBS is different with symptoms It doesn't help to google your symptoms because this will make you more anxious. Since you have been diagnosed with IBS, try to accept your diagnosis, try distraction techniques like light exercise such as walking and try painkillers and antispasmodics. Above all, try to stay calm. Try relaxation therapy to help with this. Anxiety goes along with IBS and can cause you to doubt your IBS especially when you get new symptoms. It sounds like anxiety is your main trouble, but once you get it under control, it will really help your IBS.

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      ill feel relaxed for awhile then something pops up that makes me worry again. But even when i am "calm" im not really because im still thinking about it in the back of my head.im either worrying and thinking about it excessively or im low key worried but not frantic. i need to get to the point of not being worried at all. ive been prescribed zoloft but after 2 days, i started feeling more stressed and stopped.

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      Have you tried CBT therapy or discussed relaxation therapy/hypnosis with your doctor to try and help you relax? Since your anxiety medication, didn't help, it would be a good idea to go back to your doctor for further help with your anxiety. It can take weeks for anxiety meds to work, so the other possibility is that you weren't on them long enough for them to take effect If they didn't agree with you, you could also ask for something else. Since nothing else has shown up on tests, accept your IBS diagnosis because IBS doesn't show on scans. Diagnosis acceptance can really help to manage your symptoms; this really helped me.

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      Ive just been perplexed by the fact that for the past couple months, so many different symptoms have popped up one after the other, it was confusing. When I think rationally, i realize that a serious problem wont cause these symptoms in this fashion. Its too much in a short amount of time. If they were serious, it woudlve been picked up on the scan. The pain is in too many different areas. But when things first come up, i dont think this way, i automatically think the worst. And I Always justify my thinking by telling myself that being on edge about these symptoms will help catch anything thats dangerous early. Its a bad way of thinking. Im gonna talk to my doctor about the things you mentioned, it should really help.

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      I had pain in multiple places with my IBS when it started and my constant worrying made it worse. My diagnosis stopped me worrying and everything got better. Hopefully, your doctor can help you.

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    any changes to your bowel or any symptoms outside your ibs diagnosis you should be speaking to a health professional. i would get the symptoms checked out soon, just for yourself more than anything.

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