I dealt with IBS for about 2 yrs almost about 5 yrs back. I never had anxiety before that, but it forced me to be constantly aware of my surroundings and make sure there was a restroom near. Since then it has gone away due to eleviating the stress. But, I kept the phobia because when I was out (especially in a car or with people I didn't really know) I was always aware "in case something happened." I still have an inkling of this phobia but I now know I have control and don't worry about it. But....this has "changed" into another fear. I get anxiety now if I have to pee and I can't leave where I am at. I have no reason to fear this. At all. I am an adult and a logical person and know that I can hold my bladder for very long periods of time. However, I get scared..primarily if i am at work because I work in customer service and if there is a crowd i can't leave. Now, everything was going very well and one day I happen to be at work by myself (co-worker at lunch) and I got busy. Normally I love this because I love being fast paced and I am very good at my job even alone. But, I realized I had to pee and it spun me into an anxiety attack which in turn spun me into the WORST anxiety I have ever experienced. I had the worst fear of work and all around from morning til night i was tense and short of breath and all that fun stuff. Now I'm afraid of being alone at work even if there is nothing to "fear". I get busy now and my heart races. Before this was something that I loved. I just can't take it. I don't want to be here. I can't live like this. Please reassure me.....
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