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  1. Profile photo of Brooke H Brooke H moderator says:

    Invisible illnesses (like IBS) are those in which the sufferer may appear fine to others and family and friends may not see the impact of the illness. Validation (both of self and from others) can be vital in managing the emotional impact of an invisible illness. Feel free to read more here, if you haven’t already: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/coping-and-diet/invisible-illness-dont-look-sick/ & https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/ibs-sufferers-want-to-feel-validated/.

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