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Every Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferer has at least a few stories of how the condition has impacted their lives.
At IBS-Life.com we have a growing collection of tales about living with IBS, written both by the IBS-Life.com staff (below), and by readers/friends of the website (on the next page)
Personal stories written
by the IBS-Life.com Team
The team recollect some of thier thoughts and feelings in these glimpses into lives dominated by IBS. Some of these are humourous, some are embarrassing, some are sad but all are true.
Rick - Rick has written the following personal articles:
Rick talks about what life is like living with IBS and shares some of his hopes about the website.
The psychological effects of living with IBS
An autobiographical-style article about the psychological effects of living with IBS that many IBS sufferers will be able relate to.
The Van - Travelling with IBS
Rick talks about the stresses of driving with IBS, and shows you how he has managed to bypass them.
IBS-C, Could Water be the answer?
Rick investigates the connection between the increacing cases of IBS-C, and 90% of the western world population being dehydrated.
Only one bathroom at home? Do you panic whenever it is engaged?
Rick offers a practical and affordable solution to the problem.
My personal and unbiased review of the IBS Audio Program 100
Rick has now completed the IBS Audio Program 100 hypnotherapy course. Here he gives a full and frank review of his experience with it.
Meditation Audio Recordings Have Cured my IBS Anxiety!
One of my most significant breakthroughs to-date. In this article I explain why I believe I've stumbled across the Holy Grail of answers to IBS-related anxiety.If anxiety plays a role in your IBS, then this is a must read!
My IBS Cure experiment
Another significant breakthrough. In this article I explain how I managed to eliminate my IBS symptoms for one full month - another must read!
Sian - Sian has written the following personal articles:
Panic attacks and IBS
In this article Sian describes how Panic attacks were a major complimenting factor in her IBS.
My first attack of IBS
Sians first attack of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is brought vividly to life in this frank article of her experiences.
Loneliness and IBS
The loneliness of some-one suffering from IBS can be both mental and physical, as we limit our social activities and withdraw from social engagements that most people take for granted.
I attribute Agoraphobia as one of the main causes of my IBS symptoms. Panic attacks in crowded areas often cause me to feel like I have knots in my stomach.
Happy IBS Birthday to me
Its my Birthday today but IBS has such a stranglehold over my life at the moment that I struggle to enjoy my day.
Depression – can it cause IBS? Or vice versa?
Sian investigates the connection between depression and IBS.
Coping with Long-term IBS symptoms
Many people have emailed me saying that they have been diagnosed with IBS, have been recommended or prescribed certain medications, drugs, or changes in diet, etc and yet they are still suffering....
Kev - Kev has written the following personal articles:
My First Christmas with an IBS Sufferer
In our first year together, Sian and I were invited to visit my parent's house for Christmas dinner.....
Holiday postcards from Ibiza to an IBS sufferer.
When I first met Sian I was happy that I'd found an intelligent, friendly and beautiful companion with whom I thought I could spend lots of time exploring new places and going on vacations with all over the world.....
IBS and Exercise, A must for IBS sufferers!
Kev investigates the positive benefits of exercise for IBS sufferers.
Meditation - Can a calmer mind help bring about a calmer bowel?
Kev investigates the amazing benefits of meditation.
Personal IBS Stories & articles submitted by friends and visitors
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