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IBS and uncontrollable gas

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Hi I suffer from IBS and find the wind to be uncontrollable. I work in a school and have to attend weekly staff meetings... this is when the IBS gets worse, so much so now I am having panick attacks about this problem please help me

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replied August 4th, 2009
Anxiety and Stress Answer A7031
I understand that you are having IBS symptoms that are interfering with your daily functioning. You may want to talk to your doctor or a gastroentorologist about medications and to rule out any other causes for your symptoms. IBS symptoms are often exacerbated by stress and anxiety so from a symptom management perspective you may want to look into incorporating relaxation techniques into your daily routine. If you are not familiar with relaxation techniques, such as guided imagery, breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, etc., there are many books and CDs/mp3s available to guide you. You can also consider seeing a therapist about your "panic attacks" and your general anxiety level as evidence suggests therapy to be effective treatment for many people.

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