Continuing on my last two posts on my struggle with chronic constipation. I always like to remind everyone that everyone’s case with their health is different, even if you’re diagnosed with the same thing. Our bodies are incredibly complex & just like us unique. I’m unable to share my full medical history in a single post since it’s far too long, my plan is to write a book, but along with being diagnosed with IBS I have been diagnosed with several other conditions that effect my digestive tract. I was diagnosed in my teenage years with colitis (inflammatory reaction of the colon). I have also been tested several times showing I deal Food Sensitivities (Digestive problems that occur after a certain food is eaten) along with believing to have Leaky Gut Syndrome (a digestive condition in which bacteria and toxins are able to “leak” through the intestinal wall. This condition is recognized by some medical professionals but not all). And then I have POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) / Dysautonomia which refers to a disorder of autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system regulates “typical” or “automatic” body functions which includes digestion. l often don’t go into everything I’ve been diagnosed with since the list is rather long (above is the tip of the iceberg) & I don’t like how the body is separated into categories, parts, and separate diseases when diagnosing – I mean it’s validating when you’re sick with all these symptoms & the medical community can put a label on what you have which then gives you the reassurance that you’re not crazy & you can tell naysayers “I have been diagnosed by a medical profession with ______ disease ((so go fuck yourself for questioning my symptoms & making me feel like it’s something I made up ✌️))” It’s nice to have that validation but then at the same time we stop looking at our body as whole, as one unity who’s functions depend on every organ, tissue, & cell in the body. We instead look at the body separately. We go to different specialists for each part of the body. At the end of day we need to look at ourselves as whole, complex, & unique. No one treatment is a cure all. Find what works for you #amen

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