Posted by jflange on January 18, 2003, at 0:00:46
In reply to I need a med, but which one? Need some suggestion, posted by Jaynee on January 16, 2003, at 20:02:35
I am not sure I am sold on everything this site has to say, but here is a link that explains the relationship between anxiety and gastrointestinal distress.
The research that the Panic Disorders Institute undertakes seems to link abnormal bile flow with anxiety and (this will come as no surprise to you) the recommended treatment is a benzo. I find this research promising and intruiging given that I too have experienced many of the symptoms you describe and have found them alleviated by benzos.
Interestingly, the site linked above specifically recommends avoiding ssris for this type of disorder since they seem to be aggravating.
Just a thought,