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The Mind-Gut Connection Is Real, and It Almost Destroyed Me

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One spring day, I lay down in bed feeling nauseous and didn’t get up for a year and a half. At least, that’s how it felt. I was a senior in college, and what I thought was an impending stomach bug turned out to be a debilitating force I couldn’t find a way to overcome.

All of a sudden, I could barely eat. I could barely go to class, and I started falling behind from all the absences. The thesis I had been writing fell by the wayside.

I couldn’t keep any of the plans I made. For over a year, I spent practically every waking moment feeling an incapacitating level of nausea.

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