Sorry I think I worded my post wrong. I know we all have day to day stress but there are things that happen in our lives, even things that we may not exactly remember, that cause deep emotional wounds in the body. It is its own kind of damage. Like PTSD shows up in MRI scans as brain damage. So if you experience stress in that damaged state, you malfunction more easily. When I was at the library I was reading that traumatic events affect the limbic system, and the limbic system governs part of the immune system.
So it's not just stress it's like... complex trauma that is ongoing. You keep getting reminded so you keep feeling unwell, which feeds into the body. I'm not talking about
IBD itself causing trauma cause we all have that, but I mean... a lifelong pattern of bad coping leading to immune downturn leading to IBD?
Sorry I realize I am asking a major hypothetical, I don't expect anyone to know the answer. That's why I was wondering if anyone has improved their IBD a lot with psychotherapy. Like if you fixed that broken link in the mind if maybe it could heal IBD, or many different diseases.
quincy... did your therapy help you avoid flares caused by stress? did the therapy itself improve your IBD at all? sorry for all the questions I'm just curious.
Post Edited (Chiron) : 2/26/2018 4:09:30 PM (GMT-7)