One of the most frustrating things we can hear from a doctor about our IBS is “It’s just stress…”
When I heard those words “Your IBS, it’s just stress…”, I felt even MORE hopeless than when I walked in.… Read more
Are you feeling it today? You have an overflowing to-do list. The atmosphere is starting to feel strained, you start feeling fidgety and want to go and get a coffee. But is there a link between coffee and IBS symptoms?… Read more
Looking back, I think my biggest mistake with IBS was grabbing a word, assuming I knew exactly what it meant. And then letting it limit my world.
My biggest mistake with IBS
An example of this is the word “stress”.… Read more
Stress and IBS often go together, fuelling each other.
To counter stress and IBS, it is essential to understand that stress gets its power from FEAR. What kind of fears did I have deep down? Maybe you may have similar ones:
The fear of not coping;
Fear of not getting everything done;
A fear of having a flare-up;
Fear of losing your job;
The fear of not being seen as a success;
Fear of not being a good wife, parent, boss, coworker, friend…
Fear of not being enough.… Read more
I had long flare-ups of IBS-D (with diarrhoea) for a year at the beginning of my IBS that then turned into IBS-C (with constipation). It would come back out of the blue every so often due to stress.… Read more