Thank you for your question. Before providing recommendations, please tell me more about your current situation. What type of stress are you going through currently? I'm assuming this isn't your first episode. When was the first time you experienced this?
Actually this is the first time anything lke this has happened to me
Please tell me more about your current situation.
I am not (or was not) a believer in stress and anxiety....so it is difficult for me to accept that stress is causing this
I HATE my job
I don't like getting up in the mornings to come to work
What aspect of your job do you not like?
my wife's mother was diagnosed with Breast cancer 2 years ago.....her older sister was diagnosed a couple of months ago...my wife and kids went to Canada to visit her sister as she had a double masectomy this past Thursdya
I am bored with my job and dispise everything about it
I'm sorry to hear about what you and your family is going through.
What is your belief around stress/anxiety?
I think stress and anxiety is something that I can controll
mind over matter
know what I mean?
Yes, I completely agree with you that it is something you can control, but the human body is interesting because it reacts to stress almost automatically
For example if I throw a ball at you, how would you react?
block it, catch it or move out of the way
instinct is to duck
that is right, you never know how you would react until it actually happens to you. Stress is exactly like this, the body reacts to whatever options you have. Sometimes your body may react through having BM
Think about when you get anxious, some people get thirsty, jittery, or have stomach pains. When stress happens, the neurotransmitters in the brain are triggered, hence the response.
However, you can control it once you realize what you are doing.
So how do I control the BM's?
My appetite is gone
I have lost weight (about 7 to 10 pounds)
When do these BM occur?
Are they random or does it occur when you are thinking or doing something specifically?
Every morning...first thing when I wake up.....then after every time I eat....but the latter is a very small amount
and sorry for being disgustting.....
In the AM i sit on the toilet have a BM...think I'mdone get up and 10 minutes later, Im right back on the toilet
and the BM gets looser
Do not worry about it. I have helped people through this.
...again sorry for being so descriptive
Is this right before you go to work?
Has your MD prescribe medications for you?
yes....but it even happenes on the weekends...Saturday and SUnday
I wouldnt be so worried, but its been over 2 weeks
No....he told me to take Omeprazole, which I did for about 10 days
as well as probiotics
And nothing has changed... correct? What is your diet like? What do you eat?
Also, do you experience pains?
well...my wife is out of town....and I do not have an appetite....so I know my intake of food is low
but I do not even feel like making food or even going out to buy something or eating out
when you do eat, what do you eat/
I try to eat at least 3 times a day
this morning I bought a muffin, but only ate half.....I have not yet eaten lunch because I just do not feel hungrey
Your body may be reacting to the lack of nutrition it is receiving, hence your BM. My first suggestion is for you to eat a hearty/nutritious meal. If you don't feel hungry, you may need to force yourself to eat it. If not, you can also try smoothies as well.
OK i will try that.....
but this is soooooooo agrevating
Another suggestion I have is that when you feel like a BM coming on for the second time, I urge you to take 10 diaphragmatic breathes.... to do this you first,
put your had on your stomach. when you breathe in, make sure your stomach is expanding like a balloon. When you breathe out, make sure your stomach is going in, like a balloon deflating. Try this 10 times and your BM may go away
OK...will try that too....but do you really belive this could be mental?
My GP said all I need is R&R
It is hard for me to tell you this as I have not examined you, but I will trust your doctor. Like I said, the human body is very complex and can react in so many different ways. If the diaphragmatic breathing helps, than it may be anxiety/stress. If not, you can return to your MD and see what he says.
Ill be right back Brad....gotta go to a quick meeting
Ok, I will be here
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sorry about that
Not a problem.
Do you have any other questions?
no...just hoping this will go away.....
thanks for your help....
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let me ask you one other thing
if this were serious, the blood woork would have indicated something right?
That is correct! CBC will show if there are any infections or any other underlying medical conditions