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Uh Has Anybody Here Actually Recovered From IBS Or Is This Just a Myth?
      04/20/10 07:37 PM
Naturapanic

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You know, what I am about to say might ruffle some people, but I've had it.
I came to this site 5 years ago as a 21 year old frustrated because despite working out in the gym, I still had a large gut and skinny bones because of IBS.

I was desperate for any help and have read, re-read, and followed Heather's advice. I tried to keep a smile and tell myself it's not cancer, but I've had it.

I am sick of the cliche expressions
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substitution not depreviation



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the happy truth is that eating safely for Irritable Bowel Syndrome does not mean deprivation, never going to restaurants, bland food, or an unhealthily limited diet. Nor does it mean living on "rabbit food" available exclusively at health food stores, or following brutal elimination diets, or keeping endless food diaries for the rest of your life.





BULL! BULL! BULL!
Do you know what a pain in the butt IBS is, has been, and continues to be?
I'm 26 years old, but I act like I am a senior citizen with all my dietary restrictions, potions, pills, and other guidelines.

I spend 5 hours a week in the gym working out, and yet despite becoming a social hermit, my IBS continues to wreak havoc on my body.

There are days were I am so bloated and distended, I look like a complete lardbutt who does nothing but drink and eat fastfood.

Yea I came to this site believing if I applied my determination I'd succeed, instead as I have been taking that IBS Survey advertised here, I realize how little progress I've made, how IBS continues to be a central theme clouding me everyday.

I see other guys my age, and they all look cut and trim. Then there is me, who doesn't drink, who diets and works hard, and what do I have to show?
I'm all work and no play...where Heather...who besides "Heather" has actually gotten stable and their life under control?

I
1) Bought YOUR books
2) Read YOUR books FOUR Years ago
3) Have tried various probiotics (Align/VSL 3/jarrowdophillus)
4) Tried various solubale fiber supplements (including your Acadia which did nothing...I now take benefiber)
5) I do not have any
redmeat, food with more than 25% calories from fat,
no whole grains, as little as possible AIs, no dairy,
no alcohol (which has destroyed my ability to freely socialize and unwind)
6) I am in psychotherapy
7) I've tried various GI and psychiatric meds

The result is in NOTHING WORKS...sure I might get SOME relief..SOME..OCCASIONAL relief, never any sustainable net improvements.

It feels like ALL the time/money and energy spent has been a waste.

I'm 26 years old, I'm resided to looking like a skinny fat kid because of IBS and having to live like I am in a test tube, except I do not have the excuse of saying I have cancer.
I wish I did have cancer, I wish I did, because it sure beats having IBS.
At least with cancer you get empathy and people understand why you are sluggish, wobbly, have a fat belly, but with IBS you're just a perfectly normal person who has no good excuse.

Worse...because of IBS I can not get my chronic muscle pain in my chest (costchondtris) treated BECAUSE NO pill besides an anti-inflamatroy exists.
IBS is interefering with my ability to get treated for other problems.
You know what I haven't tried?
I haven't tried

1) Peppermint pills
2) Yoga
3) Hypno
4) Acupuncture

You know why? BECAUSE WHY IS IT WORTHWHILE?
To me...this sounds like a RACKET.
A clueless racket...try this...try that...NOBODY has any clue or any idea on how to treat.
You have made me a 26 year old lamo with no social life and an unattractive body...I came here to get help...what difference does it make?

I ask, WHO HAS ACTUALLY stabilized from anything on here?
I am sick of bloating and distenstion.
Sure...I can try Yoga/hypno/acupuncture/peppermint...but I don't feel that the results of all the time, effort, and money spent so far warrant it.

I feel it will be a waste of time and energy, this is just more of a racket to sell an illusion.

So after 5 years of all the soluable fiber potions, probiotics, socially restrictive dietary modifications, HOW CAN YOU DARE TO CLAIM WITH IBS YOU CAN LEAVE A NORMAL, HAPPY LIFE?

I bought your book...WHERE ARE MY RESULTS?
IT HAS BEEN FIVE YEARS!!!

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IBS-C and Bloating

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* Uh Has Anybody Here Actually Recovered From IBS Or Is This Just a Myth?
Naturapanic
04/20/10 07:37 PM
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belinda
04/23/10 10:09 AM
* A little ancient wisdom
Sand
04/23/10 09:28 AM
* This pretty much says it all - thanks Sand. -nt-
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04/23/10 11:02 AM
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04/21/10 03:20 PM
* Recovery is tough ...
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* what an uplifting post Double J-nt
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04/20/10 09:19 PM
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