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Intestinal Spasms Anxiety
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Since I got intestinal parasites I always get bad anxiety a week before and after a full moon. What can I do to help this or make it stop?
Full moon: Seek help from a pscologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more
I get stomach, intestinal pain WHENEVER Scared or under intense stress or worried about being disrespected and wen upset, solutions plz? For anxiety
Neuropeptides: The limbic system, the emotional control center of the brain, and the digestive tract are two places where neuropeptides are produced in heavy concentration. But as Dr. Candace Pert described in "Molecules of Emotion" we interpret the physical sensation according to how we interpret the event. This is the difference between two people interpreting the same event in different ways. Effective therap ...Read more
Anxiety?: I recommend both, for workup & to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
My father just passed away yesterday. I am experiencing headaches, anxiety and intestinal pain. The pain has worsened should I go to ER or walkin
Sorry to hear about: Your loss. You will probably find it to get quicker help by going to a Walk in Clinic rather than the ER. You can also see your family doc. In any case, do get yourself checked out. If symptoms pre-dated your dad's death or continue, a clinical psychologist can offer stress management help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I had a mini anxiety attack, went for a walk and had a banana. I still have anxiety but also have major gas and intestinal rumbling. What is going on?
I take wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression/anxiety. I also have cerebral palsy. A friend told me that wellbutrin (bupropion) makes spasticity worse. Is this true?
Have ibs-c and continuous intestinal and colon pain, anxiety. Celexa (citalopram) and antispasmodics don't help with pain. Suggestions/alternatives?
See your doctor: I'd go back to my doctor until he/she finds the right potion for my symptoms. You may want to consider a second opinion. ...Read more
I have anxiety can anxiety affect the digestive an bowel system and can it cause chronic fatique?
Yes: Yes, almost always connected. Hard not to be anxious when you are bloated can't eat and have diarrhea every day. Then you worry and it makes the gut worse which then causes more worry. It's a vicious cycle. I believe the older tricyclics antidepressants can be very helpful as they can help mood and slow GI transit time. ...Read more
I didn't have my morning bowel movement & last night I had one that was like pebbles but not hard. Are these changes normal? I'm going through anxiety
Brain, gut connected: You have nerves that connect your brain w/ your gut. Under chronic stress, you can have delayed gastric emptying & increased activity of the colon which may explain why you have small BMs. External or internal stressors which can lead to anxiety can also cause inflammation of the gut. ...Read more
Coffee causes a gastrolic reflex for me. Bc I have anxiety now I don't do caffeine. It really helped w my bowel before. Can I do decaf instead to help?
What might cause long term constipation with no diarrhea, pain, or blood? Does excessive anxiety affect bowel habits?
Yes, excess anxiety can affect bowel habits.
There are also many other causes of constipation, including low-fiber diets, not enough water in the diet, insufficient exercise, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, stress, nerve disorders, depression, and colon cancer, among many other causes.
Consider following up with your doctor regarding your long-term constipation. ...Read more
Can colon or bowel cancer cause a slight "fluttery" feeling any or both sides of the abdomen? If not, what can cause this? Anxiety?
Can anxiety cause a bowel movement in your sleep that you are completely unaware of and do not wake up during?
How common is bowel cancer in a 16 year old? I sometimes get sudden pains around the anal/"gooch" area? I get health anxiety
Possibly: The mind and gut share many chemical transmitters, often being nervous can cause diarrhea, or gas from swallowed air. Many other conditions can cause gas such as constipation, lactose intolerance, parasitic infections and celiac disease. You should get checked out by your doctor and see if they need to run any tests. ...Read more
Change in bowel habbits/back pain/constipation could it be colon cancer? I also had much anxiety too
Please get evaluated: Specially if you are concerned and there is family history or other clinical signs. ...Read more
Can stress. Depression or anxiety change ur bowel movements? If so how can it. & would it make it last a long time
Yes, it can happen:
It's too complicated to explain well here, but connections between emotions and digestion are strong ; evolutionary.
Threat (fear) ---> flight or fight response
animals' digestive systems either tighten or loosen the bowels so as to not be burdened in that way. If stress is chronic, so can this be. Our gut has more serotonin cells than our brain! It's interesting - look it up if you want. ...Read more
Haven't had a bowel movement in days, been eating babanas, beans, could anxiety cause this? Have been stressing & my anxiety's been through the roof
Egd biopsy and breath test prove positive small bowel bacterial overgrowth, just started xifaxin. Is the bacteria what is causing my anxiety?
Health anxiety. When I have a poo it's always soft, yellow with slimy mucous that's yellow feel sick and shaky? Scared of bowel cancer I'm 25
Don't be scared:
It is highly unlikely that you have colon cancer.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
30yrmale. Strange prob since a yr. Had digestion prob n anxiety. With morning bowel movement, bp becomes 90/65.and entire day fatigue n body pain. Scared?
Soft Tissue Disorder: 30 male with "body pain, fatigue, anxiety, digestive problems", hypotension, lower GI dysfunction & normal blood glucose & thyroid might suffer from fibromyalgia. Sports-related low back/pelvic injuries, if present, possibly complicitous. Tender points, panic attacks, restless sleep/daytime fatigue, IBS and dysautonomia are all highly associated with fibromyalgia. ...Read more
Dizziness, anxiety, loss of concentration then will pass gas or have a bowel movement andfeel better, only to happen again in a few hours. Why?
There is a condition: Called splenic flexure syndrome where by distenion of the left side of colon progress tot he level where the left colon make sharp turn. This place is called splenif flexure. When pressure build, it will push the diaphragm and then the heart. The signs and symptoms develop and then when the pressure decreases, symptoms resolve. Advise you to avoid gas forming food and try semitichone ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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