Have you noticed how many of the followers include anxiety in their posts?
I have been working with my doctors and resalesrching the effects that stress, anxiety and panic attacks have on the gut.
The brain is a very intricate instrument and it sends signals to the gut. If you are in a constant state of anxiety the brain sends that signal and the body responds accordingly. If you are in a positive state it responds accordingly.
If you wake up thinking the worst, expect it.
It’s a hard pill to swallow but on the bright side, YOU can control it.
We all have bad days but how we respond to it is going to predict the outcome.
Ask yourself this: I didn’t leave the house and I was fine, why? You were in your safety zone. Had I went and had a good time I obviously would have been fine, right?
You can stay home, miss out on important life moments and “be safe” but is that happiness, is that quality of life, is that living?
We are not dying from this, it is painful, embarrassing at times and some days are worse than others but does this physically effect anyone but you? No.
Who cares? Live your life
You are so busy worrying about being sick that mentally you are making yourself that way.
Try relaxation techniques, yoga, breathing excercises, read, clean, cook, call a friend, watch a movie, get a hobby, crossword puzzles, puzzles, adult coloring has been proven very effective and number one is positive thinking (do not allow negative thoughts). Any time you start to think about your IBS, immediately change your thought pattern.
I have conquered this, you most definitely can do this.