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Goodmorning...Ok guy's today is one of those thinking mornings...My question is " Why is it so hard for me to accept that I have IBS " ? I always feel like there is something else the matter besides IBS ..Always looking for answers other then IBS..There is nothing else the matter with me...I have had all the test and even been to John Hopkins two years ago...I dont understand why I just fight the idea of IBS.....I have learned so much here on the board and it is really helping me to have a clearer understanding of it...I think since it has been so chronic for me and others for along time maybe that is what makes it hard...What helped you to accept it and move on in life ? I really do need help so I can get better and move onThanksDonna------------------"If you always do what you have always did, You'll always get what you always got "
 

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Hi Donna. Maybe you resist the diagnosis of IBS, because you feel that with an alternate diagnosis, there might be some prospect of treatment and recovery. Whereas with IBS, there is no really effective treatment for the doctors to offer. Or maybe it is because you don't feel the diagnosis of a 'syndrome' properly acknowledges the suffering IBS causes you, and that you don't feel it's possible to have so much suffering without having organic disease?Just a few thoughts???Maybe you could do with reading some more information on IBS? Reading about it, particularly the enteric nervous system, the 'brain in the gut' and mast cell and histamine responses in the gut has really helped me accept, deal with and try to improve my symptoms. Maybe you have already read all that stuff though to no avail!
take care,------------------susanIBS D/C type & M.E/CFS
 

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Hi Donna. Maybe you resist the diagnosis of IBS, because you feel that with an alternate diagnosis, there might be some prospect of treatment and recovery. Whereas with IBS, there is no really effective treatment for the doctors to offer. Or maybe it is because you don't feel the diagnosis of a 'syndrome' properly acknowledges the suffering IBS causes you, and that you don't feel it's possible to have so much suffering without having organic disease?Just a few thoughts???Maybe you could do with reading some more information on IBS? Reading about it, particularly the enteric nervous system, the 'brain in the gut' and mast cell and histamine responses in the gut has really helped me accept, deal with and try to improve my symptoms. Maybe you have already read all that stuff though to no avail!
take care,------------------susanIBS D/C type & M.E/CFS
 
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