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Irritable bowel syndrome and sleepless nights

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Sleepless Nights

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Sleepless Nights

Are irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms disturbing your sleep? You’re not alone. According to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), sleep problems – and next-day fatigue - are common among people with IBS.Members...
Posted 11/06/2019
How to enjoy the holidays despite ibs

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite IBS

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite IBS

Living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and meaningful celebrations. Although IBS may make some holiday traditions challenging, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy connecting with friends...
Posted 10/24/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With IBS. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With IBS. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you might be scared or even relieved to have answers that explain abdominal pain, bloating, or constipation. No matter what you’re...
Posted 10/02/2019
How good boundaries make life with ibs easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With IBS Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With IBS Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Setting and defending boundaries...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Four Books About IBS You Should Read

Four Books About IBS You Should Read

Thousands of members of myIBSteam connect with one another and read each other's stories to gain perspective and validation about living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Another way to discover how to live better with IBS is through books...
Posted 09/10/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed IBS. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how...
Posted 08/15/2019
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What Tyra Banks' IBS Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Tyra Banks' IBS Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When Tyra Banks, the former supermodel and TV show host, revealed she has irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a wave of empathy and validation washed over the IBS community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up...
Posted 07/18/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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