IBS Patient Pushes Past the Pain

Published date: November 10, 2015 | Modified date: January 19, 2017

Dr. Stephen WangenFrom Dr. Stephen Wangen of the IBS Treatment Center.

I recently had a young lady with extremely painful IBS tell me that her doctor told her that she was “okay because she wasn’t going to die.”

This is the frustration that many IBS sufferers deal with on a regular basis. Can you believe the nerve of that doctor!?  “As long as you’re alive, then you are okay.”  That is not true healthcare and it is very sad for the people who experience it.

Unfortunately, I have heard this many times before. This person described their pain as 10 on a scale of pain that only went to 10!   They had been to the ER many times, and doctors had run every test that they could think of.  And yet this young lady felt no better.

Fortunately, she came to the right place. We see many people like this, and we actually enjoy seeing them!  We have a tremendous amount of success with people like this, because we understand that you aren’t okay just because all of your previous tests have been fine. Like you, we recognize that there must be a real cause for your suffering.  And we won’t give up and tell you that you should just be thankful for being alive.

Don’t give up on yourself or on life. You just have to find the right people to help you. That is why we are here.

The IBS specialists at our clinic will determine the cause of your IBS and focus treatment on the underlying issue so you can be IBS-free for life. Contact the IBS Treatment Center in Seattle or Santa Monica today – we’ll help you take back control of your life.