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IBS Awareness Month

April is IBS Awareness Month!

April is IBS Awareness Month! If you’re someone who’s suffering from IBS, you know that it’s very misunderstood by those who don’t have the disease. Together, let’s make this invisible illness visible. Here are just a few ways you can help spread awareness: change your avatar, share your story, vote in our awareness poll, follow us on Facebook, and tweet us on Twitter using the hashtag #IBSAwarenessMonth!

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Read how other community members talk about the struggles of having an invisible illness.

Tips On Getting Your Family To Understand
By HessP – August 22, 2016
Having an invisible illness is quite difficult to deal with when you feel like no one understands what you’re going through.
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Do They Believe That My IBS is Real?
By Hannah Noonan – Decemnber 8, 2016
One of the most common things I hear IBS sufferers say is that people who don’t have IBS just don’t understand or can’t appreciate what it’s like to live with IBS. It’s almost like these people don’t believe what you’re saying.
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5 things you shouldn’t say to someone with IBS
By Hannah Noonan – September 1, 2016
We all know those well meaning friends, family or complete strangers who like to throw in an offhand comment every now again without really thinking it through. Sometimes they don’t understand IBS or what it’s like to suffer from it and sometimes they just want to help, but sometimes what they say can hurt.
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It’s “Just IBS”
By Stephanie Huston – June 23, 2016
And at this point, if one more doctor tells me it’s “just IBS” I might punch them in the colon. I don’t consider myself to be a very violent person, but hearing that phrase lights a tiny fire of fury in my tummy.
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