So, you’ve had your colonoscopy. When you are told you have “nothing wrong” this is a major relief. However it is elating and deflating at the same time. You having nothing seriously wrong. So why do you feel so crappy? If you are feeling alone with IBS, don’t be. Help is here.
No-one seems to know where IBS comes from, or how to get better. I do.
Your doctor’s response is probably to give you medication. Personally I have only taken anti-spasmodics and anti-acids, and use them only when necessary. I chose to steer well clear of antidepressants and other such “treatments” as to me they were just covering up IBS. I tried faith healers, who gave me some relief, hypnosis which also improved things. But I was stabbing around in the dark.
There are a few leads on official specialized websites, but little specific information:
“Stress makes IBS worse”
No doubt, and we get really stressed trying to lead normal lives and dealing with the distressing and often embarrassing symptoms…
“Diet change may help”
Well, that doesn’t give you much information, does it. Why? Because everyone is different and we all have our own form of IBS that is specific to us, which makes all the “information” on treating IBS very vague.
Feeling alone with IBS? Don’t be. I now know the answers.
I am convinced I have found all the parts to the puzzle after 25 years of looking for solutions.
IBS is complex. Not only are there different types of IBS symptoms (IBS-I, IBS-D and IBS-C) but we all react to our lives in different ways. The causes and symptoms of our IBS will be specific to each of us. We have to find our own keys and understand how and why we are reacting.
Have a look at all the symptoms I have beaten. Can you see yours?
You have probably developed a unique set of triggers and reactions to what your mind perceives as threats. These reprogram our reactions and set our IBS in motion.
Once you know where to look, beating IBS becomes possible.
I will be publishing a course on the full IBS picture in a few months time. But in the meantime I hope my blogposts will find some of the missing parts to your puzzle and get some relief.
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