Anxiety / indigestion issues on wedding day? Please help!

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have this EXACT same issue, the vicious cycle is something I’m all too familiar with (anxiety+IBS=nightmare!). I was also super concerned about my wedding day to the point I was having panic attacks, and there were NO washrooms at my chosen location. I can honestly say I was so busy and distracted at photos that I didn’t even have a chance to be anxious or pysch myself into getting sick, after photos were over I was realized ‘omg! I didn’t get sick or even worry about getting sick’. The day goes so fast that you probably won’t even have a chance to have those issues lol and hey, if you do at least there IS a washroom even if it’s less than ideal. Take a deep breath, good luck and congrats!

Post # 3
1201 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

Lamac967: I hear you lady. First of all (if you can) try to get some more rest, you deserve more than 1 hour of rest. If you can’t do that try to redirect your attention to something else (whatever works for you). You have a potential problem, but you also have a plan to stop that happening. When the time actually comes it’ll likely be such a whirlwind of stuff to keep you occupied the thought hopefully won’t even cross your mind.

Post # 4
5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

Like you, I was really worried about having panic attacks on our wedding day! My issues stem from hormone imbalances and the anxiety and digestive type issues are very disruptive sometimes. I have the same kind of embarassing responses to anxiety and I was super nervous that my dress would be super tight and make the anxiety worse or that feeling trapped during the ceremony and pictures would trigger my anxiety. I’m happy to report that I didn’t have any panic attacks and my anxiety was super manageable – to the point where I only had a bit of nausea that I had to breathe through before the ceremony.

Just take a deep breath, because I assure you that you’ll be so distracted on your wedding day that you won’t have time to be anxious! I spent a lot of time reading about how other bees handled their anxiety and IBS symptoms on their wedding day, and none of them ended up having an issue! The day is just so full and there are so many other things that you end up focusing on. I thought I would wake up with a ton of cramps and anxiety, but I ended up with just mild butterflies. I was too focused on other things to panic and I never felt trapped or on display. Remember that you can duck out to the bathroom if you need to and you’re going to be surrounded by people who love and support you 😀 You CAN do this! Congratulations and good luck! ♥

Post # 5
869 posts
Busy bee

I have bowel problems and this happens to me so often! I’ve been caught out on trains and even inside a cave with diarrhea! Honestly as awful as it sounds, its never as bad as you picture it and you will always be able to find a toilet. Even if it takes a 2 minute taxi to a restaurant. I’ve found people are very understanding, and if you one or two people who know you have these problems, they will constantly look out for you. I know that anxiety makes it worse as well so its so hard to try not to be anxious. Best advice I have is do everything you can to limit anxiety. Take 2 immodium at the start of the day. I eat some bread – to bung myself up (sorry if TMI). Make sure your sister has a bag with tissues, baby wipes, hand sanitizer etc etc just in case. Being as prepared as possible is the only way to limit your anxiety, and limiting anxiety will help so much.

Secondly, have you been to the doctor? I’ve had colonoscopies, xrays and goodness know what else. You never know if there is an underlying issue that is triggering that reaction. 

Post # 6
1300 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

Can you take an extra dose if anxiety med?  

I’m hoping you have a great day.

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