Maybe it is time to look at the emotional cause and what is occurring in your life at the moment that may be triggering this?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common condition affecting our digestive systems with over 10-20% people living with it in the UK. Symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation alternating with diarrhoea which may come and go lasting days, weeks, or months. There is no known cause or cure, but it has been linked to things like food passing through your gut too quickly or too slowly, oversensitive nerves in your gut, stress.
This may be impacting your everyday life, from not wanting to go out leading to feelings of isolation, having to miss days at work, all adding to the stress and anxiety you may already have in your life.
Apart from looking at your diet it could be worth exploring your mental/emotional well-being. I often think of our digestive system as our feeling brain, like an emotional barometer, reacting to our outside environment and internal thoughts. Clients say that their emotional state makes their IBS worse whether that be suffering with anxiety, frustration, despair.
Maybe as a child you felt like your gut twisted when under stress and this has become the natural response pattern for you. I certainly experienced this at exam time when my anxiety levels skyrocketed, putting me immediately into flight mode with my body clearing out what it did not need so I could escape the perceived danger but now have tools and techniques to help clear the triggers and calm my nervous system and would love to share them with you if you want to know more – www.samanthahardwick.com
Some of the emotional links may be connected with maintaining control and boundaries, or letting go and releasing control, intense fear, lack of confidence or nervousness that arises when confronting unknown situations, indigestible anger and frustration – angry with someone or something and cannot understand what someone is doing, why they are doing it or why the situation is happening.
If you feel you need help and want to find out more about the work I do, I would love to support you, you can call me on 07974 682525 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to chat.