I got two calls this morning from women in their 30s suffering from IBS problems and as they told me their story over the phone I realised that this story is one we hear again and again…
Does this sound familiar?
Once upon a time…
they had a problem.
It started just a little at the beginning, bloating here and there some discomfort and pain
and at first they just ignored it or hoped it will go away
over time it often gets worse…
some people need to start rushing to the toilet as it can need to empty really quickly
or others feel sluggish and slow like they can’t go at all
for others no matter what they eat it seems to set them off
digestion can feel bloated and uncomfortable
some days jeans just feel really tight
then with seemingly no reason at all it is better the next day
all of this means their gut is running wild, and things can feel like they are getting out of control
and it can make people feel frustrated and down
as when the gut is out of balance it affects how we feel inside
it can sap our energy levels
it can leave us feeling like eating out is a hassle or we avoid big events as it is too risky.
They seek answers.
They try the usual over the counter medicines or spend money on supplements
they try the Fybrogels and the Buscopans
then they go to see their GP who has often heard it all before
and you tell them about their wild unruly digestion - this frustrating Gut that just won’t behave!
they prescribe you something that helps for a short while
You go back and they do investigations
and at the end of it all they cannot find anything physically wrong with the gut
so you eventually hear that there is nothing more the Doctor can do.
Told to accept things the way they are.
“Just have to learn to get used to it, and manage it as best you can”
The person often feels powerless to change it
like they have lost control of a part of their body.
Their gut is becoming an uncontrollable wild child.
It can misbehave and play up with the slightest provocation.
and so often people cut more and more foods out of their diet
eating becomes a hassle
and it can affect enjoyment of life
over time it becomes their ‘normal’
because they have forgotten how good they can feel.
It is time to change this old story.
With the right help it is possible for our clients
to develop an understanding with themselves and their gut
to realise what has been causing it all along
to get the right Nutrition to heal it step by step
the right Mindcoaching to help them change emotional triggers
then to build their confidence again with their body
to wear those jeans again
to go out again and not to worry about what they will eat
to get their life back!
Let us help you rediscover what ‘normal’ is
When you are ready we can show you how.
Get in touch today with Aisling at the IBS Recovery Plan and change your story.