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Success stories?

I was wondering if anyone here has a success story to share? At the moment my flare ups are anywhere between 18 and 60 days apart. My anxiety is quite bad and I'm finding it difficult to cope with it. One thing that kept me going before was that maybe things would get much better, that my flare ups may reduce to a few times a year.

My anxiety is being nasty and telling me it's just going to get worse. It sure is a possibility, but I want to think of a more positive side.

When I think negatively, my anxiety gets worse. When I think positively, I feel lighter and more capable of doing things. Trouble is, I feel like I only have the evidence to be negative, and none to be positive. So if there's anyone here who use to get regular flare ups but now only has them few and far between, please let me know so I can rub it in my anxiety's face :)

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Hi I simply don't eat if I'm really anxious which no isn't good but yes I agree it can start the IBS off. I'm not so bothered as it's nowhere near as bad as it used to be so I'm happy enough with it. I just don't eat if I'm anxious as I can't really. Then when it passes I eat normally again. It's just my IBS does that. I think anxiety well it's hard to avoid totally. But I guess be yourself and do what you love as much as possible helps. That's advice I was given yesterday funny enough and it's slowly sinking in now! 😊❤️

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Thank you, it's true that being yourself and doing what you love does help. I've plucked up the courage to start drawing again, especially with the help of my lovely patient boyfriend, and I haven't felt so fulfilled for years. I love art and it's a massive part of myself. When I do things that make me feel like me, it makes the IBS just feel like one part of my whole being, rather than being some driving force that controls everything I do. I hope you keep feeling better :)

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Your welcome love. I'm glad you got back into your art again and it's helping you! That's always great to hear as a creative person myself. I sing and am into fashion and tattoo design too. And I also am writing when I can too and charity work. Yes doing what you love is the best advice anybody can give you. Good luck with your IBS and yes thank you hopefully the art will help both of us.😊Take care.

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How many years did you have ibs? How did u get cured?

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That's amazing, I'm so happy for you :D I imagine you've shared lots of tips in the past so I won't ask you to repeat them, I'll have a look through your past posts/replies.

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Where did you go for your intolerance test? How much did it cost? I'd like to do the same.

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Hi there, have a look at Alison Simpson's posts/replies as she has cured herself with diet. Her blogs are:

sickofibs.com/

I hope this helps.

Alicia

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