This is a graphic image of just some of the stops along the way on my long 25 year IBS journey. If it makes you dizzy to look at it, that’s just what it feels like to me. Some of these stops will have (nay, require!) separate blogs of their own. But I wanted to present the journey so far. It’s been quite a long road, and unfortunately, I have found no solution. I wish looking at this overview would give me some kind of perspective. All I see is what didn’t work (which was everything). Some of the treatments, such as the hypnosis tapes and the neuromuscular massage therapy temporarily made me feel better. And that’s certainly preferable to making me sick (which many of the other “cures” did!). I am a big researcher, and somewhat of a control freak. So, researching got me nowhere, and I’m certainly out of control. I have found that there are a lot of professionals (including my gastroenterologist) who would love to help people like me. They just cannot find the way yet.