Patient Comments: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Stress and Anxiety

Question:

Does stress or anxiety trigger your IBS? What changes have you made to alleviate these triggers? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: patricia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 25

I am an anxiety sufferer. Some people and certain situations disturb me. I have stomach and bowel trouble. I take Xanax tablets.

Comment from: Rita, 65-74 (Patient) Published: October 30

I have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and sometimes the pain is just horrible and embarrassing. I have to time myself and make sure there is a bathroom close by at all times. I travel for business and that is a real challenge especially since sometimes the bathrooms are far away.

Comment from: Tommy, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 26

I am a 65 year old male who has been living with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) with diarrhea for almost 9 years. I am a diabetic and I take a number of prescriptions every day as well as 4 shots of insulin (Lantus and Humulin R). While the diabetes is likely to cause me to meet my maker, the IBS actually makes me want to be dead. It has ruined my life to the extent that I can't travel more than three miles from my home without having to make a mad dash for a restroom. I know that there are thousands of people out there that have a similar condition and I look forward to discussing with anyone that has some thoughts.

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