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Re: Uh Has Anybody Here Actually Recovered From IBS Or Is This Just a Myth?
      04/21/10 03:50 PM
Bel920

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You cannot expect, though, that one particular treatment plan will work for everyone. Not even the most sophisticated and well-tested medicines in the world work in EVERY patient. Heather has helped a lot of people, and for that I am grateful. Show me where she has ever said "my program is guaranteed to work for every IBS patient" and I will eat my words.

Look, I get it - I get the ruined social life, I get the feeling that nothing will work, but wallowing in your anger will not help any of that. Do you really hate yoga? Have you truly given it a chance? I recently started doing it for the first time ever and it really relaxes my whole body - it certainly can't HURT. Of COURSE I would rather be watching tv or off having fun, but if I can do something that I know might make me feel better, then I owe it to myself to give it a try - and so do you! I also get the "exercise does nothing for me" sentiments. I have a very small frame - am 5'4" and 122 lbs, yet I have the stomach of a much larger person. Coupled with "chicken legs and chicken arms", it ain't pretty. It NEVER goes away completely. You'll never catch me in a bikini - EVER - but this doesn't ruin my life. I wear a one piece! There are always other options. I have a loving husband who loves me for who I am and what my insecurities are, and you know what? The week he proposed to me was in the middle of one of the worst IBS episodes I have ever had in my life. I was literally housebound for well over 2 weeks. Lost a semester of college and about 10 lbs because of it but I came back and rebounded, and you can too. There I stood in the bathroom of our shared apartment - unhealthy, unshowered and feeling so down and out I couldn't contemplate ever getting back to even half "normal", but he saw through that and knew that this too would pass.

You too are worth having on the planet and I am sure you have plenty of people who love you despite your condition. Are you close with your family? Do they understand what you go through? What about friends? Significant other?

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Belinda
IBS-A since 1986 (age 8)
Recently realized I could do
something about it!

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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-
HeatherAdministrator
04/23/10 11:02 AM
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SeaHag
04/23/10 06:03 AM
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Lisa Marie
04/21/10 08:25 PM
* Lisa Marie
Cyndy
04/22/10 06:54 AM
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sheila dawson
04/21/10 09:50 PM
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Gerikat
04/21/10 03:20 PM
* Recovery is tough ...
Double J
04/21/10 10:16 AM
* what an uplifting post Double J-nt
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04/21/10 01:13 PM
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04/21/10 08:09 AM
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Bel920
04/20/10 08:02 PM
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04/20/10 09:19 PM
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04/20/10 09:35 PM
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