Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stress and Me

Stress and me have been fast friends over the last year and finally stress have overpowered me...for now. About 8 years ago I was having gastro problems and found out I had a slight case of IBS. Well that IBS has flared up. It has been giving me problems for the last 2 weeks. It will eventually calm down but for now the constant running to the bathroom and at times rectal bleeding is most uncomfortable.

So now I am cutting out all things that might make it worst. Caffeine....I have decided to reduce adn finally cut out all coffee. You know that will be hard. I am trying to get over caffeine headaches now. No more chocolate...caffeine is it it as well. No spicy foods...well I never ate them anyway for fear of causing a flareup. I have been trying to go bland in the last week. I have seen some improvement. It will just take time. IBS or irritated bowel syndrome is no fun! It is...
A common disorder of the intestines that leads to abdominal discomfort or pain and changes in bowel habits. The person with IBS seems to have a colon that is more sensitive and reactive than usual.
More info here: IBS

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder.

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