Every day seems to be uncomfortable if not a nightmare.
You find yourself “bathroom mapping” AKA constantly worrying about where the nearest bathroom is.
When you sit down for dinner with the family, you wonder why you were the one cursed with the genes that don’t let you eat what everyone else is eating.
On dates, you pick at your food, wondering how, if not when, your acid reflux, gas or stomach cramps will begin.
You can’t seem to escape your GI illness. Every social interaction, routine, celebration, and culture seems to be centered around food. There’s just no “winning” you might think. Your GI illness seems to be part of your identity and frankly, you want to be seen as a person again and not the stigma.
You might be starting to lose hope that it’ll ever get better.
But guess what.
Your GI illness can be managed, food and drink can be enjoyable again and your gut health can be improved!