"Physical illness, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Rhinits, Food Intolerance"
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Posted by Deva (as ),
I have had irritable bowel syndrome, since the age of 15. I am now 58. In recent years I developed rhinitis and more recently food intolerance, which takes about eight to twelve weeks to clear..
Over the last few years my doctor,dietician and hospital appointments have really helped, when looking into the condition and my time doing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I have also done a few courses with the Recovery College,I am a member of The Wellbeing Network, in Hounslow and Promoting Health And Wellbeing in the Borough. All these areas have helped a lot to be in touch with people who feel like me and have become isolated. This means we can come together..
The things that could have been better were I would have really liked some help with food intolerance, as it gives me no quality of life really, work socialising difficult and no benefits, not seen as a disability as sometimes it is. I felt sometimes I was going around in a circle, not really getting to where I needed to be, an improvement in daily health and after being referred signed off quickly. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy was very good.
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