Hi! I have been a teacher for 20 years and the past 5 have suffered with IBS! I have had daily accidents with children, parents and colleagues around! The most humiliating time of my life! I had a biopsy which they found nothing wrong and suggested that it was caused by the stress of the job, I paid over £1000 pounds for counselling and every kind of medication. Finally resigned and am so much better, I can actually eat without it going straight through me, less tired and generally more healthy - so was definitely the job! Am now unemployed and trying to claim my ill health pension but as I am only 52 they are suggesting I continue until I am 60! I am currently appealing as I honestly think my health was suffering so much having lost two stone, developed psoriasis, constantly tired and weak I know my body would give up!! Would love to hear from any teachers who are suffering.
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