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    10 Things Anyone With IBS Will Relate To Maybe A Little Too Much

    Meet me in the bathroom...

    1. You're an expert at keeping a straight face whilst your intestines feel like they're on fire.


    Because apparently lying on the floor and dying in a work meeting is "unprofessional".

    2. You're a regular at the drugstore's "Stomach Issues" aisle.

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    They know your name, order, and favorite color at this point.

    3. Drinking coffee feels like playing Russian Roulette with your digestive system.

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    You have to choose between being tired and cranky, or being awake but running to the toilet every five minutes.

    4. The toilet paper shortage was the most nerve-wracking part of 2020 for you.


    You genuinely considered ordering a bidet in the worst case scenario.

    5. You always know where the nearest public bathroom is.

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    Bonus points if you keep a note of the toilet codes for your local Pret branches. Just me? Okay.

    6. You've cancelled plans that involve food to avoid imminent disaster.

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    Because no one wants to eat your crappy FODMAP meals with you.

    7. You're sick of people suggesting BS miracle cures to you.


    It's great that this £80/month supplement subscription worked for you, Susan, but I'll just stick to my good old Immodium.

    8. ...but you're not afraid to admit that you've tried some interesting stuff to lessen your symptoms, too.


    Desperate times call for desperate measures — whether that's hypnotherapy, herbal remedies, or your 50th doctor's appointment that month.

    9. You've had your fair share of embarrassing IBS moments in public.


    Shout out to my digestive system for being louder than a motorway whenever I'm in a quiet room.

    10. And finally, you envy people with a functioning digestive system.

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    They don't know how lucky they are.

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