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    I have been suffering from abdominal issues for a long time now. I have seen a few doctors and tried a few things without any success.

    The last doctor I saw made a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome. She pretty much told me that I may have this for the rest of my life.

    This has really upset me. I was hoping that I could have some treatment and maybe it might go away. Can anyone here please give me some advice on what I can do or how I can cope with this?

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    Firstly, sorry to hear this. I know how hard it can be. I have the same condition. It’s pretty much chronic and it’s super hard to live like this, so I can sympathize with you. đŸ˜¢

    I hate to tell you this, but I also want you to be prepared. This is one of those things that may never really go away. However, you can try things to give you some relief and manage your symptoms. Unfortunately, there’s no magic pill. It’s also very difficult to say why this happens.

    There’s actually no cure for IBS. Please understand that. It can be hard to accept. I know, I’ve been there. You need to make changes in your lifestyle and your diet. That can really help you.

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    You should start keeping a diary. Write down what you eat and drink. Take note of what symptoms you feel. I know it isn’t easy at all, but it does help.

    This may take a few weeks of being diligent. At some point, you may be able to identify what causes problems and what does not. Once you make the connection, you can try to avoid certain foods or certain ingredients that may trigger the symptoms.

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    I really wish I didn’t have to do all that. It sounds like a lot of work, especially for someone with my condition.

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    I don’t know how to respond to that… You have a difficult condition, and you’re gonna have to put in some work to feel better. Like Louisa said, you need to accept the hard facts. Let it sink in that you have this medical condition. Now, you need to learn how to deal with it.

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    Well, that’s not exactly what I said… At least I didn’t mean it in such a harsh way.

    Anyway, let me tell you about what I did. I contacted the Digestive Center and that was the start of turning things around for me. For somebody with our condition, there’s really no way you can do this on your own. In fact, I strongly suggest that you shouldn’t be on your own at this time.

    At the Digestive Center, you will have access to expert health advice. You can find out about what products to take to help ease your symptoms. You can find out about better life choices and recipes which will make all the difference.

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    I’m sorry if I came across as harsh. I know you have a debilitating condition, and I didn’t mean to cause you any distress.

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    You should cut back or even eliminate refined sugars, alcohol and processed food. Unfortunately, you need to make such sacrifices when you have IBS. If you don’t, then the symptoms will be there and trouble you no end. Refined sugars can cause you anxiety. From your posts, it seems like you are already in an anxious state as it is.