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Re: Long-term consequences of IBS on life
      11/06/06 12:46 PM
cailin

Reged: 08/12/04
Posts: 3563
Loc: Dublin, Ireland

Hi Tom, Welcome!

The whole thing is to get your IBS in control so that you have the confidence to do things. If you worry about it then your anxiety will make you more likely to have an attack so it's a double edged sword.

Build your confidence up one step at a time. Take up a social invitation and for starters control it (like if it's going out for a meal check out the menu in advance or eat before you go etc) Then gradually you will be able for more and more.

You asked about careers, I'm a lawyer. Its high stress which does contribute to attacks etc but I'm a fighter and refuse to let this condition rule my life, I insist on controlling IT rather than letting it control me.

When I was first diagnosed (aged 28, 2 yrs ago) I let it affect me a lot but once I got it under control I tested my boundaries and found ways to regain my old social life with modifications, so that I didn't feel like I was losing out.


I strongly believe that you should follow your dream. If you don't try how do you know that it wouldn't have worked out? Don't wonder your life away, go for it, the experience will be great.

My brother is a journalist and has a desk job so there are lots of different ways to be involved in print media without travelling long distances.

You can do it !

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11/05/06 08:37 AM
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11/11/06 01:05 AM
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11/07/06 07:46 AM
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11/07/06 12:28 PM
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AstroChick
11/08/06 08:50 AM
* I love this post, AC. -nt-
Sand
11/08/06 09:00 AM
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11/08/06 11:25 AM
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11/08/06 02:38 PM
* lol how did I end up in England
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11/08/06 01:43 AM
* how i have dealt
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