Ursula M Posted September 25, 2022 Report Share Posted September 25, 2022 Hi, I'm new here. I've always had stomach problems, for a long as I can remember. I carry all of my stress in my gut. As I've gotten older (50 next month) it's gotten worse. Recently dx with IBS, combined type. I do all the things recommended, plus daily meditation and therapy. I've researched the heck out of IBS just to make sure I'm doing what I can. When I have symptoms, it messes with my mental health REALLY BADLY. I was dx with depression about 25 years ago and take medication that does work, thank goodness. But when my stomach starts to hurt, I get such extreme anxiety, which of course worsens the IBS and then it becomes a loop of a nightmare. I get nausea with the IBS, not sure why, but I guess it's all connected. It's the nausea that adds to the anxiety. I guess I'm just looking to vent, its hard to describe to ppl who don't have it. I'm in a dark place emotionally right now because it's so disabling. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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