Does your anxiety cause physical issues?

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Community Leader
Registered: 09-23-2010
Does your anxiety cause physical issues?
Sat, 09-01-2012 - 9:30am

Interesting thought that was brought up—do you have any medical issues that could be related to your anxiety/panic/phobia? 

For example, I have IBS. But it only came about around the time my anxiety reached an all time high. It does flare up on its own, but when I am in worry mode, my belly will rumble and I start to feel sick. I've done the diet to prevent/lessen it, but when I worry it starts up so I completely feel it's related to my mental status vs outside aggravators.

Anyone else?

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Registered: 12-27-1999
Wed, 09-12-2012 - 8:50pm

My doctor says that IBS is certainly related to anxiety problems as well as stress and fear.  

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