IBS Support Groups
Just this month. Facebook added at least 3 more IBS support groups. Which I love! What I mean buy that is I love that they exist and are quickly gaining new members. Because the more options. The more awareness of our community is required from those in society. Which means more research, recognizing of the condition, and care is being addressed for this condition.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if it was as widely understood and respected as the GF world now is!? I certainly think so. IBS is a condition that people with a large variety of conditions (Diagnosed or not) have. Examples of other conditions it’s often if not always seen with are ASD, Fibromyalgia, SPD, ADHD, Dysgraphia, Dysphagia, PTSD, certain eating disorders, MCS, and GERD.
Regardless of when your diagnosed with it. IBS is a life long condition. It may not be realized at first. But, that’s partly due to lack of awareness. It’s also due to lack of knowledge/ease of it’s solutions. Even if the solution is temporary.
So, if you have it. I encourage you to find a support group or two for it. Regardless of if it’s an in person group or online. And make sure to visit it often if it’s online. To participate, help others, relate to/ ask for help in. And buy the way, there ARE free, non-facebook, online IBS support groups.
What ever you do. If you have it. Please recognize it and deal with it the best you can. Be part of the research if that’s something you can do safely as well.
Also, ASD is now and will be even more in the future contributing to this research big time. Everyone with ASD has IBS. Even if it’s not officially diagnosed yet.