Coping With IBS and Fibromyalgia
Many people who suffer with fibromyalgia also suffer with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Both conditions are aggravated by stress, so often if you have a flare-up of one you have a flare-up of the other.
Watch the video above to learn how Codie manages IBS and fibro, or read the written summary below.
As embarrassing as it is, you just need to be open with people. If you need to go now, then your loved ones will understand you need to go right now.
Know Your Triggers
Keep track of what triggers your IBS and your fibro, and be prepared to deal with those triggers.
Drinking lots of water is important for everyone, but when dealing with IBS with diarrhea, it’s crucial you avoid dehydration.
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