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Okay years I have been suffering from anxiety and

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Okay for 10 years I have been suffering from anxiety and depression. I have tried two kinds of medications and they help for a short time but then they seem to stop helping me. My main issue is that my anxiety is causing me to frequently feel like I have to poop when I go out anywhere. It is putting a strain on my marriage and my relationships with the rest of my family and friends. I feel like I will never get any help. I have a really hard time going anywhere because I am afraid I might poop my pants and I would be really embarrassed. I just want to be normal again. Is that even possible? What should I try doing so I don't have to deal with the pain (physical and emotional) and be able to travel with my family again?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 months ago.

Hi

there are many medications, and many newer medications.

If your current medications are not working, you should be seeing a psychiatrist.

This doctor is a specialist in tailoring a medication to you.

You should also have cognitive behavioral therapy, with a clinical therapist [phd psychologist].

The combination is more powerful than medication alone.

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