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I Took My IBS on Holiday and Survived

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Two weeks ago I took my IBS and Symprove (obvs) on holiday with me to Portugal – you can pour over my touristy photos here if ya fancy it – and apart from one incident involving a tonne of sangria, I totally survived.

And I believe there are two reasons for this. One, I took my daily top-up dose of Symprove, which I know is keeping my gut happy and healthy. Two, I was relaxed, chilled, calm and completely stress free. I pushed work to the back of my mind and let myself unwind and my gut did the exact same.

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It was pure bliss.

The only thing I had to worry about each day was what bikini to wear. Tough life.

I spent a week stuffing my face full of seafood, melon, rum, sangria and I even snuck in a super-sized portion of lemon meringue pie. I was in food heaven.

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The only grumble my stomach made was after I’d consumed half a Hawaiian pizza – which wasn’t even gluten-free, what a risk taker! – half a caprese salad with tomato slices the same size as my head, and topped it all off with half a litre of sangria. To be honest, I was probably asking for trouble! Unfortunately for me my stomach decided there was a sense of immediate urgency interrupting our viewing of the Euros final. Luckily it was a one-off blip and it was all over pretty quickly meaning we could get back to the hotel to watch the wining goal.

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So there, screw you IBS. I’m the boss of this stomach.

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