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The Year of Being Kind to Myself

On my 30th birthday I was keen to go out and celebrate but instead my IBS flared its ugly head and meant I only felt less anxious once we’d cancelled our plans and I’d instead sunk my bloated, cramping belly into a hot bubble bath. This routine has become more frequent than I’d like and each time leaves me feeling frustrated that I’ve had to cancel my plans with friends, again. This year, I’m taking Anna’s advice (aka All About the Balance) and will start being more kind to myself.

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IBS, the Down Days and the Guilty Feeling

After a whirlwind trip to Dubai last week my body still seems to be playing catchup. I had bad anxiety the day we flew which led itself to a nasty IBS flare up which I’m still recuperating from. AKA the IBS down days. The ones where you’re so exhausted and lethargic that you can barely get out of bed. This weekend I felt the full effect of said down days and it sucked. Massively.

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10 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone with IBS

I’ve had IBS for what feels like a 100 years now and have been faced with every throwaway comment from people who might mean well, but don’t get it. So I figured, why not turn those comments into a cheat sheet of things NOT to say to someone with IBS. Because if there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it’s that you’ve got to educate people around invisible illnesses. Here goes!

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