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Living with IBS one day at a time. Get tips and read about living and coping with IBS

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By tmholland - March 28, 2017
Well, here we are, the New Year is firmly beneath our feet and our resolutions are in the wind… I kid, I kid. I’m sure there are many of you for whom... READ MORE

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By tmholland - March 23, 2017
Dear Journal: I realized today that I have been having relatively severe IBS attacks for about a year now. Sometimes I get a break for a month or so, but then back... READ MORE

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By HessP - March 21, 2017
Hey IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Community, if you don’t mind, I need to vent yet again. I’ve been living with IBS for over seven years now and I still can’t get used to not having... READ MORE

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By RebeccaB - March 20, 2017
A year ago I switched to a vegan diet and was shocked at the amount of meal planning and preparation required (I tend to procrastinate on most things in life). I recently... READ MORE

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By tmholland - March 16, 2017
As I’ve mentioned before, I seem to be caught in an endless, vicious cycle of anxiety and stress causing significant IBS flare ups. These flare-ups are almost always accompanied by extreme malaise, muscle... READ MORE

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By tmholland - March 15, 2017
In most of my articles, I have mentioned the importance of maintaining a good working relationship with your team of doctors, that is, assuming you have a TEAM, like I do…or DID.... READ MORE

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By tmholland - March 14, 2017
I thought I would share this story about my current struggles managing my IBS symptoms and my very stressful job. American author Jim Rohn has been quoted as saying, ‘Work harder on... READ MORE

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By Emily Downward - March 14, 2017
The first sense we develop is the sense of touch, and human touch is critical for survival. Infants who do not receive human touch fail to grow and survive, as demonstrated by... READ MORE

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By tmholland - March 13, 2017
For the last six months, every time I have an IBS flare-up, I get laid out on the couch for between three and five days. This has been one of the most... READ MORE

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By tmholland - March 9, 2017
What’s good for the goose is not always good for the gander…but sometimes it is :-). From reading the forums here on IrritableBowelSyndrome.net, I’ve noticed so many similarities in people’s stories, but... READ MORE

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By Emily Downward - March 8, 2017
There are trillions of microorganisms that live in our intestines. Formerly called the gut flora, these bacteria are known as the gut microbiota. Approximately one-third of the gut microbiota is common among... READ MORE

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By tmholland - March 7, 2017
I am a mental health and addictions counselor. I have been able to relate so many things I’ve learned working with people in recovery to my current struggles with IBS. While sitting... READ MORE

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