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There is absolutely nothing worse! But I can often tell when an uproar might occur. On those occasions, other than watching my diet, I too take an Immodium for good measure. This usually does the trick. Thank you for sharing. I don’t believe that others free of this burden, including doctors, have no idea of the often severe mental distress this entails.
I wish outsiders to IBS could feel my embarrassment when I have to use a public restroom and there are other occupants! I’ve come out of my stall to some pretty disgusted looks! Unfortunately my daughter has IBS as well!
Emmejm commented on the post, Clothing Conundrum: What to Wear During an IBS Flare (Part 2) 5 hours, 52 minutes ago
I don’t find the wrong footwear has ever been an IBS trigger for me, but I have had issues with clothes.
Tight pants are always a trigger for me. I also cannot wear any bra that has underwires.
I really appreciated your posting on the “Two Minute Warning.” It is horrific but I can relate totally and laughed out loud. I think that is an improvement in my mental well being.
What’s the most misunderstood aspect of IBS that you wish non-IBS sufferers knew?
That it consumes your life. You’re thinking about it always. It distracts you, derails you from everything, takes over your thought process: How do I deal with this? What else can I do to prevent flare-ups? How will I feel tomorrow? Will I have to live like t…
When you meet the right person, you want so desperately for everything to go well…and then you have this sort of ‘skeleton in the closet’. It took so much strength for you to share something like IBS with him. You must trust him alot. Good luck to you, really. -Todd, IrrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team
It is very misunderstood and all I can say is that you are not alone by a long shot. No trips for me with anyone other than family either. Thanks for sharing. -Todd, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team
I wish non-IBS sufferers realized how urgent it is for me to find a bathroom when I need one!
It sounds like you have an extremely challenging situation at work. I envy you for having the strength to deal with it at all. People, in general, find it hard to accept what they don’t understand. Hopefully, in time, they will begin to get the picture. Thank you for sharing. -Todd, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team
After 9 years as a widow I met someone I want to share the rest of my life with. I was constantly in fear of having a flare up while we were together. Sharing information with him about my IBS was the hardest thing I have done.
I always find it amazing the variety of ‘situations’ that we all deal with here. I can eat pizza for months and then…nope…no more pizza for me :-). Doesn’t seem to make much sense, does it? I wish people understood, or took the time to understand more, too. I can also empathize with the fatigue. I’m attaching a link to something I…
You know…anytime I hear someone say their life is so much better when they find something to calm the illness, it makes me very happy and hopeful. I wish you continued success. Thank you. – Todd, IrritableBowelSyndrom.net Team
Thank you for sharing this story about the very important topic of support and supporting. It’s because of people like you, who see someone in need, can empathize and then decide to offer support, that many people with illness can stabilize and thrive. Without supportive people like you and many in this community, a lot of us would…