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Abdominal Distress

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 28, 2007
  • 06:21 AM

Hello, I am a 20 year old male with no family medical history. I was diagnosed with IBS approx. 3 years ago and my symptoms gradually diminished. However, in the last 5-6 weeks the symptoms have returned, along with new ones. I am experiencing bloating and abdominal discomfort (high pressure) along with having small and frequent bowel movements. Additionally, I recently twice visited the ER with chest pain (pressure) and a panic attack. I was diagnosed with costochondritis and sent home. The chest pain/pressure seems to corrispond with the abdominal pressure (i.e. it is relieved temporarily after a bowel movement), is not made worse by exercise, and is reduced after sleeping. I have experienced, in the past few days, tingling and numbness in my hands and neck. And, to top it off, the pressure is causing more frequent urination.

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  • Hello, I am a 20 year old male with no family medical history. I was diagnosed with IBS approx. 3 years ago and my symptoms gradually diminished. However, in the last 5-6 weeks the symptoms have returned, along with new ones. I am experiencing bloating and abdominal discomfort (high pressure) along with having small and frequent bowel movements. Additionally, I recently twice visited the ER with chest pain (pressure) and a panic attack. I was diagnosed with costochondritis and sent home. The chest pain/pressure seems to corrispond with the abdominal pressure (i.e. it is relieved temporarily after a bowel movement), is not made worse by exercise, and is reduced after sleeping. I have experienced, in the past few days, tingling and numbness in my hands and neck. And, to top it off, the pressure is causing more frequent urination. Help! Panic attacks cause numerous things, including tingling and numbness, chest pain and frequent urination, bowl changes, along with abdonimal disomfort. I have suffered from panic attacks for over 10 years, so know only to well how scary these things are. I have also been to ER for the same as you described, more than once. Find an anxiety help group in your area, perhaps ask your GP if you can be referred for cognetive therapy. I did this, and fully sing its praises. You may have something else but given your descriptions, I doubt it. Panic attacks are dreadful and have a massive impact on your life, in many different ways. I really recommend finding an expert or talk to others who suffer from this - it really does help. I went on a course with 10 others (GP referrel to a clinical pysh) and all of us thought it was excellent in helping us deal with this.
    BGibson 2 Replies
    • August 30, 2007
    • 08:29 PM
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