Intestinal and bowel challenges can cause embarrassment and discomfort, and can lead to an increase in unpredictability and anxiety. It’s not uncommon to feel out of control and at the whim of your body. Complicating things further, it can be difficult to determine what foods, choices, and situations make it better or worse.
When our system gets out of balance, it can affect our whole life. Given these issues, it is not hard to understand why sufferers can feel out of control, worried, begin to limit social situations and time outside the house, sad, hopeless, helpless, and frustrated.
These issues are usually treated with medications, but there is a great deal of research demonstrating the value of psychotherapy as part of your healing plan. Stress, challenging relationships, and dissatisfaction can all make bowel issues worse.
If you would like to learn more non-drug strategies for managing your symptoms, I can help you. Together we will take make an assessment of your symptoms, lifestyle and goals to create a plan that will help you gain more comfort and peace.