Hiya, so I have Crohn's Disease (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), and for s few years I had problems eating and drinking at cafes, or restaurants, or just with people around. It kinda stemmed from a reaction I had to some food at a restaurant when eating out with colleagues. I got past that and was ok for the last 18 months, and Boom! It's happened twice now, in cafes just chatting with friends over a hot chocolate or coffee, and the panic attack hits.
Some of my friends don't want to go out lunch or dinner with me now, or don't invite me over cos I can't eat normally even if I'm not panicking.
I'm sad and anxious and I don't know how to stop it happening again.
Just wanted to post, cos I know I'm not alone, and happy to hear any tips or tricks you have for eating out.
Medicated on 10mg nortryptyline (spelling?).
Hope everyone is safe and well x
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