I’m 18 years old, and I’ve been struggling with IBS for around 9 months. I got sick when I was abroad, and though I improved slightly when I came home, I’ve had the same problem for around 8 months now- constant lingering nausea, and a sensitivity to some foods that can cause problems in my GI tract and make me feel more unpleasant. It’s difficult feeling sick all the time as a full-time college student and student worker, on top of keeping up a social life and being active and involved around campus. I also worry constantly about what I am eating and how to keep myself as healthy as I can be. I’ve been back and forth between different doctors and gotten a whole myriad of testing done to basically show that I have no structural abnormalities. At this point I feel like a lab rat as my doctors prescribe me drug after drug to see if this one will make a difference. After scouring the internet for IBS cures that would fit my personal condition, I finally stumbled upon a post on an IBS support group and discussion forum that recommended looking into TMS. I was skeptical, but spent a good part of my day reading up on TMS and looking through other posts on the forums. While I still am hesitant to say that I really think it will be successful, I’m definitely excited to have something new to try to solve my stomach woes that is a new approach- and I can’t see how it would hurt! I’m really hopeful that this will help me turn things around- getting my emotions and stress in check can only be a good thing. A life free of TMS (and IBS) would be incredible- I find myself wondering from time to time what my mind even occupied itself with when I wasn’t worrying about my health (or a lack thereof) all the time. The peace of mind would be incredible, the lack of anxiety and fear over my own body, and it would be amazing to feel like a normal human again! I would finally be able to exercise again, eat what I want, and not be mope-y and down in the dumps so often. I am ready to accept TMS and hopefully it’s treatment. Here’s hoping for success!