Hi,I'm seeing a hypnotherapist in the Bay Area who does gut-specific hypnotherapy. She's treating me for ibs(pressure and spasms mostly). Just wanted to report that lately I have had a completely shift in my symptoms. For a while things were getting better. Now they are getting worse but in a different way. I'm not too upset about the worsening though b/c its exciting that whatever I'm doing is having any effect at all. I went from pressure under my chest and almost constipation with inability to release gas to diarrhea and constant farting(which i hardly every get). Now I have normalish bowel movements with alternating major back pressure and upper abdominal pressure.On top of the ibs effect I find that my feelings are closer to the surface. Things that really bother me are right up front and I feel like I'm looking at issues with a fresh mind and better able to make solutions. I dream very vividly all the times about things that are bothering me-even things from the past. I don't know yet if I will come full circle and get the 80% to complete improvement that she has experienced with other patients, but at times I feel like I might have a chance at really getting my symptoms under control.