Whenever I hear that a medical professional has dismissed IBS as nothing more than a nuisance disorder that people bring on themselves, I wish I had a voodoo doll. I wouldn't be terribly vindictive, I would just want them to experience one hour of IBS abdominal pain. Just enough so that they realize that IBS hurts!
Hopefully the number of insensitive medical personnel is dwindling. On a positive note, research is being done to better understand the visceral hypersensitivity that contributes to IBS pain. In the meantime, I offer you my tips on handling IBS pain:
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