I can remember my first panic attack like it was yesterday. Persistent, excessive worry. Elevated heart rate, fatigue, an indescribable stomach pain, sweating, and this feeling like my chest was literally caving in. I couldn't escape it. The walls felt like they were beating...
I wouldn’t ever wish it on my worst enemy.
Common anxiety disorders include general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety disorder.
There are many studies that show that psychological problems are more common in people with IBS (of which I suffered from for over a decade!), due to the 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐯𝐢𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐭-𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐱𝐢𝐬
In the gut-brain axis, our thoughts, feelings, and environment lead to a release of chemicals that affect different processes in our bodies, including our digestion.
The theory is that when you feel anxious, your body releases stress-related chemicals to your gut. This release of chemicals can make it more sensitive and inflamed, which ultimately leads symptoms that align with those felt with IBS (abdominal pain, a change in your gut bacteria, and abnormal bowel movements).
The gut-brain connection is a two-way street and needs to be nurtured as such.
Anyone else feel their emotions in their gut?! - 6 hours ago