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    gastric/bowel issues

    Hi there
    I am a 37 year old female. Previous good health, never so much as a cold but severe Health anxiety.

    This recent bout started in September when I was constipated and started to pass mucus along with stool (have had this before when constipated but about 2 years ago). Although increasing my fibre seemed to ease the constipation I became obsessed with deeply examining my bowel movements and highly sensitive to every twinge in my stomach.

    It seems the more and more obssessed I have got with my bowel movements the weirder they have become to the point I don't even know what was ever normal.

    I tend to have quite a loose stool in a morning sometimes followed by a few smaller stools-it's not liquid but basically falls apart really easy.

    Colour seemed to vary although yesterday and today I have been freaked out as it has been a very pale almost yellow colour.

    I visited the doctor who said I had severe anxiety and perscribed citalopram. However they did comprehensive blood test to put my mind at rest and nothing came back.

    My anxiety is still sky high and I can't help worrying that the blood has missed something. I seem to get a lot of gas particularly in the evening-no severe pain, just niggles and I feel well in myself-not tired or anything.

    Going out of my mind with worry

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    Re: gastric/bowel issues

    IBS tends to start in your 20s or 30s.
    If I were you, I would try to bulk your diet up so your poos are more well formed, and do that for 3 weeks. If that doesn't work, go back to the doc x

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