It is very difficult to find a book or product for IBS which has received universal praise. It is no different for treatments, they do not hit the mark for everyone. Choosing the right treatment for IBS can be a laborious task, there are thousands of products and thousands treatments, all of which promise much.
The two key factors which will influence your ability to improve your IBS symptoms are patience and awareness. There are few, if any treatments for IBS which will miraculously improve your symptoms. It requires patience and inner strength to get to the right one, as you will encounter many disappointments on the way. It is so important to remember just how many different possible causes there are for your IBS. Some books and websites will make you feel as though they have discovered the cure for IBS, and that the problem lays with you if it fails.
IBS can take a heavy psychological toll, staying positive is trying. It is very important that you do try and stay as positive as you can. Working your way toward the right treatment will be physically and mentally draining, however it is so worth it.
When times are bad, and they will get bad, try to focus on the benefits of your endeavour. Try to keep a clear vision of your goal. Freedom from IBS is a wonderful goal to aim for.
Freedom itself is possibly the greatest goal mankind can strive for, when seeking the inner steel to get through your IBS battles remember that it is Freedom that you are fighting for.
On your own
Many IBS sufferers find themselves on their own. The general feeling is that it is pure luck as to whether you receive the right care from the medical profession. If you are lucky enough to have a Doctor that is supportive of your struggles, your life is made that much easier. Others will face apathetic Doctors, who take a very laissez faire view regarding IBS.
If you are on your own, then learning to understand your own body is your main task. It is very hard to successfully treat IBS when you are unaware of the messages your body sends you. In particular it is very hard to isolate trigger foods, as we generally combine so many ingredients that the temptation would always be to go to the obvious one.
It is also very difficult for us to understand when and where in our digestive systems the issues are occurring. The net result is that we often associate the wrong triggers and symptoms. Learning to understand the messages our body sends us takes time, however the benefits are apparent when selecting treatments.
By listening to your body you will be able to discern which of the key areas, such as motility dysfunction or bacterial issues are having the greatest effects upon your IBS. Treatment then becomes far more accurate and far more successful. This is one of the reasons this website exists. The greatest tool you have against IBS is information, the more you learn about IBS and the more you learn about your body the quicker you will be able to successfully manage the condition.
Please note the educational material presented is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Consult with your doctor prior to starting any supplement regimen or making any changes to your prescribed medications.