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My life with IBS is not tragic but is still not fun

I did not get IBS until late in life so on one hand I am thankful for not having this for most of my life while on the other hand I am perplexed why we do not have a cure or at least reasonable drugs to treat this yet. Many days are planned around how much torture my IBS wants to inflict on me and in many cases I have to either bow out or take a much reduced participation role. Let’s all say a small prayer that 2018 brings us a better life.

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  • Chris Hall moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi, @rick – We really appreciate you taking the time to share with us. We are just as perplexed! Hopefully the new year will bring some new breakthroughs in treatment options. Have you tried taking any prescription medicine to help treat your IBS? I’m also curious to know if there was a specific event that may have been a factor in developing your IBS since you said it occurred later in life. Thanks again for sharing! – Chris, Team Member

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