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I'm not sure what to do now? Any advice?

I'm an 18-year-old college student that has struggled with IBS-a for 4 years now. And nothing the doctors do or prescribe has helped. I follow the low fodmap diet and have been through a lot of tests. But my symptoms seem to get worst every year. I'm just not sure what to do now, and a lot of the medicines are too expensive.

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    It must be so difficult struggling with this awful thing at your age. It is all so frustrating because there is no 'one way' to fix it or approach it. I can only say that for me it took several years of finding the right combination of doctors, therapy, exercise, spirituality and diet that worked for me. One of the most important things I've learned working on this site is that everyone's path to comfort is a little (sometimes a lot) different. Keep moving the pieces around and trying different things. I promise, just continuing to work on your overall wellness will be of some benefit. Please keep us up to date with your progress, ask any questions you have and remember we are here for support. I hope you are well today. -Todd, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team

    1. Thank you so much for the support!!

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        Anytime. Hang in there. 😀 -Todd, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team

    2. I completely understand where you are coming from. I was once there and it is incredibly frustrating when you see zero results over a span of years. Just a thought, but have you tried reaching out to a Naturopathic Medical Doctor? Sometimes it takes a completely different set of eyes to look at your case. I decided to do so after seeing zero results from conventional doctors and I am so happy I did.

      I hope this helps some. Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Here to offer support!

      Elizabeth (team member)

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