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Anyone ever hear of a complete recovery from ibs? I wonder if I will be in pain like this for the rest of my life. I’m tired of looking for solutions and I haven’t even been looking that long. If the next twenty years of my life are going to be like this…idk if I want to live them.

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    • inject

      746d

      @MexicanToasty yes this is what is happening in my situation. Severe IBS because of horrible food poisoning. Destroyed my life for a while. Finally almost cured 8 months later.

    • Sleepysleeps

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      @bomb that sounds traumatic!! I really hope we all can figure out a way to cure this ❤️

    • Sleepysleeps

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      What I’m getting at is it might be entirely possible for IBS to go away by treating both things at once. Your body and your mind. One always affects the other whether we notice it or not. I too wish mine would go away and do not want to live the rest of my life like this.

      • bomb

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        @Sleepysleeps my GI psychologist says that the gut and brain are super connected. It’s really hard to work on it all tighter in a cohesive way. @MexicanToasty My IBS began after an infection in my intestines led to internal bleeding. I tried the fodmap diet but probably messed up because it didn’t fix anything as far as i remember. I hear of people who recover and I hear of people who spend their whole lives searching for something that doesn’t exist. idk..

        • MexicanToasty

          755d

          @bomb wow from internal bleeding?! Yeah your body/GI has been through a lot. It’s hard to think this way sometimes especially when I’m IBS flare, but definitely try to be kind to your body and remember it is possible to heal. I do also remember it was worse when I was having nocturnal panic attacks and under more stress, that time was not good. I’ve had better coping mechanisms and that eased my stress a lot. My doctors have also said how connected the mind and gut are. We tried low dose antidepressants that should have helped my stomach but I had weird side effects but since my IBS got better on it’s own after a long time I didn’t pursue any other options. I hope with time yours also improves and find an option that helps you.

    • Sleepysleeps

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      Well IBS is triggered by stress (other things too of course) and there’s theories that it can be caused by trauma and/or stress as well because the mind and the gut are so intimately connected. My IBS started after a year of daily panic attacks due to a horribly abusive ex. Are you dealing with any depression or anxiety?

      • bomb

        755d

        @Sleepysleeps yes, i have both of those too

    • MexicanToasty

      755d

      I have heard of people on Reddit that recovered. Sometimes their IBS started after bad bad bad food poisoning and after suffering for maybe a year they got better. Some people get on antibiotics and just develop and struggle with IBS for a period of time as well but get better. As for people that just develop it well I have also heard of it getting better though I’m not sure about completely. I was miserable about a year ago. For a whole year after I got my gallbladder removed I was close to pooping myself in public constantly I never want to leave the house. It got to a point I hardly ate anything as my body punished me so much for eating I stopped, yet the moment I literally ate anything like an egg or banana or something I would get a painful and messy IBS attack. Bentyl didn’t seem to help me. In desperation I did the low FODMAP diet. It’s really restricting, but I was already hardly eating anything anyway I was afraid of food (lost 50 pounds in like 2 months in fact it was that bad) so I tried it. Gas, bloating, diarrhea eased up a TON and things did get better. I never did the part of the diet where you slowly reintegrate possibly triggering foods back into your diet to see if you can eat it because I’m too scared and like living symptom free. I eat really plain and boring now 90% of the time but it’s just not worth the pain and discomfort anymore for me. I’d say try it if you haven’t already and even if it doesn’t go away it would be great to get better at least right?

      • inject

        746d

        @MexicanToasty yes this is what is happening in my situation. Severe IBS because of horrible food poisoning. Destroyed my life for a while. Finally almost cured 8 months later.

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