We all know that their are triggers, intolerances, pain somewhere in the stomach every day, sudden urges, rushing and not making it, not going at all! Headaches, nausea, back pain, fear, anxiety, poor quality of life and not being able to enjoy the simple things. Just to name a few
When you find yourself avoiding everything you love, everything you enjoy, alienating yourself from family and friends it heightens the symptoms. It will of course cause anxiety because you want to be there, do this, do that, go to work, keep appointments, etc. The anxiety causes everything in your body to misfire. The negative part of the brain is much stronger than the positive. You have to retrain the brain. If you wake up and you immediately worry about how you feel, you have set the precedent for your day and ultimately the outcome. A doctor cannot think for you. They can prescribe medications based on the symptoms you give them. Let’s face it, our symptoms are different every day. If you take antidepressants, as many do, then what’s the problem? Aren’t you magically healed, no, well here take this pill for that. You see where this is going?
Try this for just two days
Every single time you think a negative thought replace it with a positive. What if I go and I have an accident? Oh well, what’s the worst that can happen, it won’t kill me. What if I get nervous or have a panic attack? Oh well, what’s the worst that can happen, it won’t kill me.
If you stay home all the time and have the symptoms what is the difference if you go out and have them? This is YOUR LIFE, who cares what anyone else thinks? Take an Imodium or take a laxative and go out there and enjoy your life! Give it a shot, think positively.
If I can do it anyone can, I have been living with anxiety, panic and IBS for 20 plus years. I have good days, bad days and haven’t got a clue days but I ALWAYS wake up, smile and merge ahead. The only only person you hurt by letting this dictate your life is you. I take absolutely no meds, zero, nothing because I have been diagnosed with IBS, I know what it is when I feel bad but I also know I won’t die from it! What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger so don’t sit there worrying that you might die or have something seriously wrong, live instead