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Ophelia5

639d

Hi all, I was originally diagnosed with IBS in 2009 and given no real direction how to understand it. I drank heavily for the next 8 years until I met my fiance and something clicked making me want to heal from my past trauma, which I know is the root of my IBS diagnosis. Through the years drinking I always knew my "stomach" controlled my life but I had no idea how or where to begin healing so I didn't try. That was the biggest mistake I made in my life but there is no going back so my only option is to move forward. Any advice for someone beginning their journey beyond an elimination diet to pinpoint triggers other than my known stress/trauma being the real initiator? any suggestions and advice would be appreciated!

    • peachyqueen

      618d

      You could try an app like Nerva or Mahana IBS. They focus on the gut-brain connection in the body, and this could help you learn about and manage your triggers and responses in an effective way!

    • Devon_Adele

      635d

      Hi I can very much relate. I used alcohol to cope for many years and am still on the journey of figuring out my triggers. What I’ve recently been doing is tracking what I eat and how I feel before and after. It’s helped me a bit in figuring out triggers. Other environmental/emotional things can be triggers as well such as stress and major changes in environment.

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