I have suffered from stomach problems since i was 15 and after years of doctor visits finally i was diagnosed with IBS in 2018-19. I have been tested for everything else to rule out any other issues so we are sure it is IBS. However due to health anxiety i panic over everything.
I have normally managed to control my IBS and luckily unlike some i have had mild symptoms for a while until this week. I have had stress and anxiety since lockdown and Covid and it seems i’ve had a flare up. I have contacted my doctor numerous times as my health anxiety has been playing with my mind but my doctor has confirmed everything i’m experiencing is due to my IBS and of course my anxiety! The last 2 days i’ve had diarrhea every morning and then i’m fine after that. I get cramps in the morning and feel gassy. How can i understand my symptoms and be able to calm myself down when experiencing these symptoms?