TIL about Linda Buonanno, an IBS patient who was relieved of symptoms by knowingly taking a placebo pill

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/22/knew-they-were-sugar-pills-felt-fantastic-rise-open-label-placebos

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  1. since IBS is a very highly stress-linked illness i’m not surprised this worked, at least for her. regular amount of stress = IBS. just enough stress relief that comes with knowing that your illness is getting a treatment = no IBS

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