A friend of mine recently recommended that I look into Dr. Nigma Talib.
She inspires others to live a healthier, better quality life through innovative holistic and alternative medicine.
Over the decades I have explored so many different ways to treat my IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
Initially, I accepted my G.P’s advice and took antibiotics for my skin and analgesics for my IBS.
After two years of no results, I stopped taking the medication. I didn’t want to mask the pain I was feeling with my stomach. I wanted to know when it hurt so that I could avoid eating that food again.
As I reached my early twenties my IBS and acne got out of control.
One evening my stomach cramps were so bad, I woke up in the middle of the night and had to call the emergency doctor. I was in so much pain and had convinced myself that I must have something more serious.
My ‘episodes’ as I called them, were more frequent and more debilitating. I couldn’t eat in a restaurant without having to rush to the toilet after the first couple of mouthfuls. I knew where all the public toilets were at all times and of course had a few ‘accidents’ over the years.
Every consultation with my doctor left me feeling unheard, untreated and unsatisfied. Until finally the day came where my symptoms were deemed serious enough for a colonoscopy.
The day I received the results back, my IBS symptoms improved. There was nothing physically wrong with me.
My stress and anxiety has made my IBS symptoms worse and when I was told that what I suffered with was definitely IBS, I realised that if I really wanted to get better, I was going to have to help myself.
When it comes to IBS, is it really all in our head?
For the last five years I have been plodding along at an OK level with my acne and IBS.
It still effects my everyday life but not to the extremes that it did when I was younger.
With my mission to eat myself beautiful before I turn 30 in June 2019, I thought if anyone can help me on my mission it is Dr. Nigma.