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Sheila Perry commented on the post, The Worst Thing About Having IBS is Not Knowing When It’s Going to Strike 5 hours, 32 minutes ago

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.

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Encyes commented on the post, Soothed Gut, Pampered Butt Giveaway 6 hours, 13 minutes ago

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…

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tmholland commented on the post, Soothed Gut, Pampered Butt Giveaway 6 hours, 21 minutes ago

@vtmami,

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

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tmholland commented on the post, Soothed Gut, Pampered Butt Giveaway 6 hours, 48 minutes ago

@laurap88,

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

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tmholland commented on the post, Soothed Gut, Pampered Butt Giveaway 6 hours, 50 minutes ago

@julie61,

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…

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tmholland commented a story 7 hours, 12 minutes ago

Hi @Idonne,

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…