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    Anxiety symptoms before bowel movement

    Hi there
    As the title says...before a bowel movement I begin to sweat, go clammy, shake, have shortness of breath and increased heart rate. After pooping I go back to normal, sometimes fairly quicky other times I might take half an hour to an hour.
    Anyone?
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    Re: Anxiety symptoms before bowel movement

    I donít necessarily think those are anxiety symptoms- unless you have anxiety about your bowel movements. I think that they are just sometimes sensations in your body before a bowel movement.

    I feel like Iíve said bowel movement too many times now.

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    Re: Anxiety symptoms before bowel movement

    @scass hahha, ok my turn to say bowel movements again then. This is something that never used to happen to me before, so I don't know if it happens to other people. It started happening about a couple of years ago and can't seem to find much info about it

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    Re: Anxiety symptoms before bowel movement

    Is it before every one or just some?

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    Re: Anxiety symptoms before bowel movement

    Almost all.when this started it used to happen very occasionally, now it's the other way around it very occasionally doesn't happen. It's a really horrible feeling, I have tried lactose free and gluten free also no carbs diet, none of these seem to have made any difference.
    It feels as if my bowels moving sets something off

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    Re: Anxiety symptoms before bowel movement

    I get exactly the same when I have a bowel movement even to the point I think I am passing out! The similarity is that it is all connected to the Vegus Nerve donít panic about it I think when we have panic attacks we become more sensitive to this sensation


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    Re: Anxiety symptoms before bowel movement

    I get the exact same thing as well, if my ibs is acting up and my bowel us upset it's worse.

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    Re: Anxiety symptoms before bowel movement

    You get exactly the same thing? Thank god I'm not the only one. This is totally unrelated to what I'm thinking. I can be relaxed or occupied working when I suddenly feel strange, I get like an odd sinking feeling in my body (you'd think by now I would be used to it, but I'm not) and then when I start sweating, trembling and feel out of breath with a fast heart rate is when I feel I have a bowel movement coming on. After I go I get a hollow feeling in my stomach and usually rumbling plus anxiety for a while (5-60 mins) and then it all disapears as suddenly as it appeared.

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    Re: Anxiety symptoms before bowel movement

    Hi. I get the same thing :( I also get a rush of adrenaline and start shaking and I canít stop for an hour/2.

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    Re: Anxiety symptoms before bowel movement

    I was going to say vagus nerve too. Some people even faint!

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