Hi there, everyone!
I'm a high school student who has just recently been diagnosed with IBS. I've been having the symptoms for a long time, but unfortunately, most of the doctors I've talked to have simply dismissed it as stress. I just recently got a referral to CHKD.
IBS has caused me to miss a LOT of school, and a lot of the teachers / administrators at my school haven't really been willing to help me out when I'm not in school. Most of them just wait until I get back (sometimes two days in a row) to give me my work, which really puts a strain on me academically. Some of my teachers do
help, but many don't. One teacher, who obviously doesn't know what IBS is, told me to literally "suck it up." I'm sure all of you realize that IBS isn't something that can be gotten rid of by just "sucking it up".
Does anyone have suggestions on things I can do to get better help with my IBS? It really does get me stressed when I have to decide between staying at home and going to school and interrupting the class every ten minutes.
Post Edited (dstory93) : 4/19/2009 4:29:17 PM (GMT-6)