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tl;dr: 2 weeks of gas and loose stools during anxious time, will it get better?
I'm posting this here rather than in the IBS forum because I want to hear from people who generally suffer anxiety rather than long term IBS sufferers only.
I'm 26 and had a car crash last year that gave me floaters. That plus job dissatisfaction led to lots of stress and some stress related symptoms over the last year. In the last few weeks I have quit my job and am giving my flat that I loved to go back to live with my parents to try and get things back on track and start again in August.
Suddenly 2 weeks ago I woke up with terrible trapped gas pain that lasted all day. In the evening I passed some watery diarrhoea and the pain relieved.
However for the next 2 weeks (today is 2 weeks to the day) I've had periods of very bad gas, particularly in the morning before I wake, some vague abdominal discomfort at times and intermittantly loose stools.
I've seen a doctor twice who isn't particularly concerned and suggested it was either a bug or stress related, and my stool sample was normal. She gave my some buscopan which seems to help the discomfort but the major symptom is still gas, sometimes my bowels are just constantly bubbling away it's so noisy. I'm having a bit of urgency and symptoms basically disappear after I poop so it sounds very stress/IBS related.
I've never in my life had bowel problems until the last 2 weeks but already I can't remember what it's like to not have these symptoms.
I am very worried that I am now stuck with this permanently and just wanted to know if anyone else has had this kind of thing resolve after their stress resolves and if they have any tips how to break the cycle?
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