I’m apart of a club that nobody wants to be apart of. IBS sucks. IBS is an intestinal disorder that includes symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea etc. Not very fun stuff.
Before getting the official diagnosis I had many ultrasounds, MRI’s, biopsies, and labs. All of it. Everything comes back normal but you still feel like sh*t. It’s extremely frustrating when you know you’re sick but you don’t know what you have. Going through this the last several years I’ve learned some tips that helped me.
My IBS tips
• Avoid drinking through straws, you don’t need the extra air in your digestive tract.
• Mints over gum.
• Try and distinguish your “trigger” foods.
• Sometimes you can do everything “right” and still have a flare up.
• Talk to your doctor, even though you might feel embarrassed.
• Keep a food diary.
• Keep a potty diary.
Check out my 5 tips on how to soothe an upset stomach blog post for tips on how to ease the pain.
Everyone has something they struggle with and then they go into the world like everything is normal. We all have our good days and our bad days. You’re not alone. Be kind to everyone, you don’t know what they’re going through.