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#1 Amydx6


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:02 PM

Hi I'm 17 and I have been living with ibs for as long as I can remember but progressively the attacks are getting worse and more concentrated...probably due to stress of A levels. I have awful pains and I have constant diarrhoea, I can be going to the loo up to 5 or 6 times a day spending house of the day in there. Also I feel sick all the time and I have a massive phobia of sick which doesn't help as it stresses me out making me worse... It's a visous cycle.
There are certain foods I know I can't eat mainly garlic I also know alcohol makes it worse so I
Avoid it however I'm 17 and that makes me socially awkward and I get lots of questions. I'm realtively open about it and will tell people but the symptoms are still embarrassing.
I now will freak our if I am invited to stay over at someone's to go to for the dy or go to a party and I feel all my teen,life is being thrown away. I have also heard my mums friends telling her I am not normal and I agree and this is why it is stopping me having a normal life and I don't know how to put it right.
I have visited the doctor and he prescribed me peppermint oil which relieve things a bit but only when you take the three doses a day but this is solo inconvenient when I'm at school or working meaning the only day I actually remember to take them is on a Sunday so they don't help much!

Has anyone got any suggestions??

Thank you!

#2 dylanmaille


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:34 PM


I know exactly how you feel... It's a hard feeling.

I am seeing a psychotherapist once a week. I tell him everything. He gives me some exercises to do and it really help a lot. Maybe you should try it. It's good to talk to someone about your problems. 

I'm invited for the weekend to my friends house for 3 days, 2 night and i already started to stressed out about it. I going to see my therapist just before going on the week and i know it will help me a lot. Also, sports help me so much. try to go for a 30 minutes run, every day, it feels great.

And, do not panic! Panic will make you feel worse! Take a dip breath, close your eyes, and calm yourself for 10 minutes each morning. 

I have been living with IBS for 4 years now, and i'm just starting to learn how to live with it. 


I hope i helped you... Keep me update.

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