Never say this: I have IBS I know what it’s like, it’s not that bad.

A lot of people find it easy to relate to IBD in fact, they love to! They often experience a pattern of digestive upsets and are told by a doctor that they have IBS. Well, then they get all worried and jump on the latest trending health diet thinking it’s a cure for their problems along with everyone else’s. Well here’s just in: You’re totally wrong. A lot of people like to relate themselves to someone in severe chronic pain for some reason and I can’t seem to understand why. Do you want to be labeled incapable to live every day like a normal person? knowing that you actually are incapable of most things. Over my years I have heard things like: “I know what you’re going through, I have IBS, it’s not that bad.” Or that the person knows what a Crohn’s survivor goes through because they just generally have a weak stomach, or another great classic “It’s been going around.” What’s been going around my inflammatory Bowel Disease? Sorry guys, I didn’t know that was contagious… This isn’t just a sickness bug… If your of the population who says that you have IBS and it isn’t that bad then you need to do an hour of research on both IBD & IBS and then try to say that again. IBS will never wake you up from dead sleep and run to your bathroom & has no long-term destructive effects. Unlike IBD, IBS wont require a lifetime of medications or treatment. Diet and stress may aggravate the disease but the do not cause it. It’s not contagious and doesn’t just go around.  You have it or you don’t, and you have it for life. When we are sick it is more than just tummy ache and it’s affecting more than just our gut and digestion. If you don’t have Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis dont try to relate, #JUST DON’T.