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   Posted 12/15/2008 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 12/16/2008 1:16 AM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 12/16/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago. At one point it got really bad. I literally had diarrhea for a year. My weight dropped dramatically because I didn't know what I could eat. I was obsessive about keeping a journal on what I ate and how it affected me. I made an appt. with a psychologist. He performed EMD (Eye Movement Desensitization) on me. It took only a few moments. IBS has never bothered me since. I went home and threw away the journal.

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   Posted 12/16/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you Aries, that is amazing.  I have IBS but it never causes me anxiety...........go figure. devil . It is not entirely clear how stress, anxiety, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are related -- or which one comes first -- but studies show they tend to co-exist.

There's proof that stress management can help prevent or ease IBS symptoms. Some people use relaxation techniques such a deep breathing or visualization, where they image a peaceful scene. Others reduce stress by doing something enjoyable, such as talking to a friend, reading, listening to music, or shopping.

This is where you share how you handle the anxiety caused by your IBS.

Let's start to beat these anxieties up and live our lives like we want too.  scool

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   Posted 12/16/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Aries,

I'm curious about the EMD. Could you elaborate on that a little? It sounds wonderful and I am willing to try many things to find some relief :)

Thank you for your time :)

And I have had IBS during extreme stress situations and like you Kitt, it does not bother me either with my anxiety (because the other way is worse:) LOL, anyway, my poor mother suffered through this ailment for over 30 years now, and anytime she has a stressful event coming up, she take a couple Immodium AD. It helps her a lot, so she is not so anxious about it :) I also know that water from a different source that you are used too, alcohol, and spicey foods will flare IBS up, so it is wise to stay away from these. And it is also to boost up you fiber such as bran. Not only good for your heart, it will give you bulk. Just make sure you talk to your PCP before you change anything in your diet, or do anything I said, because I'm not a doc :) It's just some friendly advice :)
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   Posted 12/16/2008 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
i have ibs,at least after countless tests that's what they come up with. for years i have had diarrhea and stomach cramps and deal with them as best i can.certain foods don't go well for me so i try to stay clear of them. i also use metamucil daily and Imodium ad when the diarrhea is really bad or i know i will be going somewhere that has no toilet.

in August of this year i had my appendix out and oddly enough my diarrhea has stopped. not 100% but i am more regular then i have been in years.my DR. tells me that the appendix is a useless organ and does nothing, its why we can live with out it but i swear my bowel habits have changed. hey if it can make you sick enough as to where you have to have it out maybe it can cause bowel problems too ??

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   Posted 12/17/2008 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Green Grove, how are you? The EMD took just a few moments. He had me watch his hand and think about the symptoms I was experiencing. My eyes followed his hand. It sounds silly when I think about it, but it worked. EMD is used for other ailments too, but I can't remember which ones. Try it!

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   Posted 12/17/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with IBS years before my anxiety but now that I think about it, I wonder if anxiety is causing the IBS or IBS contributing to my anxiety.  I deal with each symptom as it arises.  When my IBS flares I take meds to ease it and as it gets better the anxiety eases up as far as the IBS flare.  I can't really say how I deal with the anxiety caused by IBS cause I have other physical problems that cause my anxiety as well.  All goes hand in hand.  I keep the IBS in check most times by watching what I eat and not eating certain foods at all (I miss my red sauce spaghetti soooooo much).
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   Posted 12/19/2008 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
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