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05 Dec 2005

Something to take of the edge
Hi CS,

My in-laws will be spending Christmas and New Years with us. It's always a stressful having them with us. My mother-in-law reminds me of the movie Monster-in-Law, except that the mother-in-law in the movie is much nicer than my mother-in-law. I suffer from IBS and when they visit us, I am in pain 24 hours a day. Is there some medication that you can recommend to make me calm and not so stressed out? I just need something to help me survive the festive season!

Thank you!
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Ideally, one should se a CBT counsellor, to learn to switch off that stress response and to find ways to refuse to allow her to press your stress buttons. Liza's suggestion may also be worth trying.
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