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Day 3 SEP and activities with TMS

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Nana, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. Nana

    Nana New Member

    I am in day 3 of SEP program and I am being advised to ponder on the following:

    “When was the last time you exercised or did another physical activity? What was this activity? How did it make you feel physically and emotionally? If it is has been a while since you last exercised, why?”

    My main symptoms bloating and constipation, making me feel heavy, distended, tired and unmotivated, but regardless of this I started running once again 3-4 weeks ago. I am discouraged because it does nothing for the bloating. I use to also like to go to a coffee shop and work on my crochet but now I have a hard time going there bc I find myself constantly comparing myself to before when I had no gastro issues. I use to swim as well but I am not comfortable with doing that as I feel very distended and uncomfortable. I would also like going for long walks but now I am afraid to do that because I will be alone with my constant thoughts on the constant bloating I suffer from. I feel like I am different from others bc my discomfort is 100% of the time present, very diffiicult to concentrate on anything else.
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  2. Hedger

    Hedger Peer Supporter

    I feel with you, I can tell from both your posts that there is a lot of suffering. You deserve better

    This is the core of the TMS purpose. To keep you preoccupied on something else. You are not different, this is 100% human and your body´s way of protecting you from feeling something it thinks is dangerous.

    Keep up the work in the program and you will improve.

    I also recommend the following page (especially listening to the audio clips):

    https://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/TMS_Recovery_Program (TMS Recovery Program)
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  3. Nana

    Nana New Member

    Hi Hedger! Thank you for your support it is very much appreciated. I read somewhere that you did the audio 100 . I am at my 32 day , hopefully it helps a bit but I do not want to be put all my eggs in o e basket. So hopefully this Tms work pays off. It would be amazing to hear more ibs success stories.
  4. Balsa11

    Balsa11 Well known member

    Gentle and consistent movement does help. I get bloated in the morning when I wake up but it goes away only when I'm eating. It gets worse when my abdominal muscles clench up.
  5. Hedger

    Hedger Peer Supporter

    I don't even know what "audio 100" means, so I guess you have mistaken me for someone else on the forum.
  6. Nana

    Nana New Member

    Yes I have soooooo sorry!
  7. Nana

    Nana New Member

    Thankyou for all the advice. I hope one day all this will disappear . Why is it uncommmon to find people recovering from tms on this sight? I get soooo encouraged with positive stories.

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