(((sunshine)))... You know what I have learned to tell people when they are wondering what it feels like to be me? I tell them that IBS is like having the stomach flu 24/7. That usually stops people in their tracks because everyone knows what that feels like and thats the best way that I can describe it to people who are not in my shoes. These people sound very insensitive and I know exactly how you feel. I know my family doesn't want to hear me anymore when I talk about
what I'm going through with everything I'm going through and its so frustrating. On one hand, I know where they are coming from... they don't want me to bring them down but on the other hand, I need to let it out sometimes and I need someone to try and understand my pain. I have learned the best way is a therapist for me. Heck, they can't complain because they are paid to listen to me talk about
it and I can waste the whole hour talking about
a stubbed toe if I wanted and I wouldn't have to listen to crap from them LOL. I tell you, I also feel better when I walk out of there. Do you have any counseling available to you?
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007 (Lupus? Sjogren's? overlap?)
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements
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