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Re: Can anyone relate to keepin up a normal facade out in the world?
      04/04/11 10:54 AM
KevinMB

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T,

This is my first post out here, but your question struck a chord with me personally.

Essentially, you just summed up my life. I won't give you any advice except to say that you aren't alone. I stay at home most of the time, can't explain to others why I can't meet up with them, can't travel....yeah, that was beautiful a couple years ago--driving to Chicago from Michigan on business. Our VP wanted to drive us down there. Sweat starts pouring down my face...and sure enough, I have to ask him to stop about 10 minutes into the trip.

It's only gotten worse and I now avoid about all travel unless I can drive. I can't explain it to anyone because outside of those on boards like this...not many would ever understand. Even my mother caught wind of some of my issues...told me it was all in my head.

It's like this viscious cycle. Your anxiety contributes to your IBS...you get more anxiety thinking about it, which only compounds it... I already battle depression and this just makes it worse. Far worse.

IBS rules my freaking life. I guess I'm one of the 20% of guys who got this "gift."

So yeah, I get it. I apologize if I hijacked your thread..I just think when we give our stories, it can help. Maybe. Heather's book helped me alot--the story about the friend who was traveling with the friend with IBS who held her hand and told her not to worry--it was remarkable and to have a friend like that must be amazing. If you were here, I'd cry with you because only we(those who deal with this) really understand.

Try to hang in there. You'll be in my thoughts.

Kevin

Edited by KevinMB (04/04/11 11:00 AM)

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