The following stories have been submitted by people who are going through some of the same struggles as you or a loved one. It can be therapeutic to share your story, and your words might provide comfort to others who are affected by a Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorder (FGIMD).


February 26, 2019 Gastroparesis

I suffer from gastroperesis and I found that it was my antidepressant Effexor/venflaxin was the problem. So I was weaned off by my dr. of it and I’m so much better. I couldn’t eat, lost 30 lbs, vomiting daily. I can eat small meals now, stomach still blists and I have back and abdominal pain but nothing like before getting of Effexor. I am 100% better than I was. Please look into it


December 9, 2019 Other FGIMD
City : Clear Island Waters PostalCode : 4226 

I had GERD, dysmotility and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). This was relieved by having my root canal teeth taken out. Each root canal tooth has about 5 kn of tubules which can be infected. The tubules are a safe haven for disease because the blood supply can't get in to "clean" the area. My son recommended a youtube video called "voltage is healing" which helped me. 


January 25, 2020 Upper GI Disorders, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Other FGIMD
City : Williamsport PostalCode : 17701 



February 2, 2020 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I’m a 67 yr old IBS-C sufferer for 2 yrs.  After using Linzess unsuccessfully and having worse issues, i’ve found my solution.  Every AM I take SAMe, 200 mgs; Jarrow methyl b12, methyl folate plus p5p(b6); Pro-50 probiotic, 2 capsules; 1 capsule L glutamine (NOW); magnesium 1 250 mg gelcap: 2/3 scoop Prebiotin Probiotic in warm water with 1 tsp ground flaxseed.  I als


March 29, 2020 Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have been reading these stories for years, thank you to all who shared. Time to give back.


April 1, 2020 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
City : Honolulu PostalCode : 96734 

I had a tentative diagnosis of IBS by way of elimination.  It started with a diagnosis of Enteropathogenic E. Coli and a prescription of ciprofloxacin to cure it.  The antibiotics made it better, but the symptoms of loose stools didn't go away.  The next trip to the doctor (an infectious diseases specialist this time) resulted in a diagnosis of Enteroaggregative E. Coli, and a pr


April 7, 2020 Dyspepsia, Fecal Incontinence
City : SAN JOSE PostalCode : 95120 

I had 5 back surgries and aftert the last one where they fused me I became fecal incontinent.  I was contipated from all the meds  and could no longer have a BM after breakfast as wqs my usual,, and then started having accidents during the day. this was no way to live and ai wanted to die , as I was active  and social and this took my life away.  I tried various thinhgs like


April 17, 2020 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders, Upper GI Disorders, Lower GI Disorders

Hi, I have been dealing with gastrointestinal issues since I was 12 years old. I am now 25 and every year my issue seems to get worse and worse. I am now in pain and uncomfortable every day. It all began in middle school as sharp pains that I would get every now and then where the only way to relieve the pain was to stretch out and lie down.  This started to happen more frequently as high


April 21, 2020 Other FGIMD

hi, alll my life ive had good health and was able to go to the bathroom completely fine no problems, over a year ago i suddenly got really bad consiptaion, but it wasnt for a few weeks or months its all the time! My body just doesnt feel the need to go to the toilet no matter how much i eat, the only way i can relieve myself is if i have laxatives, if i dont have any laxatives i will not be abl


April 23, 2020 Upper GI Disorders, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
City : Everett PostalCode : 98204 

Hello all! I was diagnosed with GERD in February 2020. My symptoms started around October 2019, leading to an urgent care visit after Christmas due to severe nausea. This is one thing you don't see much, as nausea usually isn't one of the prominent symptoms. I almost never get heartburn or actual acid reflux (very grateful for that!). That's only due to a careful diet and medications however, a


April 23, 2020 Gastroparesis
City : Orangeburg PostalCode : 29115 

I am recently diagnosed and it has been a long road tryi to figure out what was wrong with me. My old PCP keep insisting that nothing was wrong and all in my head but yet wouldn't mind prescribing nausea meds and anti diarrhea meds. So I finally switched to a new PCP last month and she immediately knew what was wrong and set me up with a gastroenterologist who ordered my stomach studies. Now th


April 24, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hey guys, 

I have been dealing with GERD for 7 years now and everyday I learn new things. The other day I came accross this video on youtube that has given me advice and I thought I'd share it with everyone. I tried some of the products suggested and it helped a lot. Wish you all great health



May 5, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

When I was 12 I remember the very first time I ever had heartburn. I woke up from a nap and had sourdough bread. I remember thinking I was gonna die. I never felt this before. My mom said there was no way in hell that I had heartburn at 12. She gave me a tums and we went on with our day. 

From then on I would get heartburn fairly often. At least once a month. I just took some


May 10, 2020 Other FGIMD
City : fresno PostalCode : 93711 

Hi there,
Thank you for reading this. I'm so grateful that there is such community where I can share my story and ask for help.


May 30, 2020 Other FGIMD

Hi I want to share my storie with GERD or Acid Reflux it all started with a weird feeling in the middle of my chest which turned into difficult swallowing I wasn't able to swallow my saliva but I was able to swallow food with no problems I also had heartburn when I layed down , shortness of breath and chest tightness and what made things worst I had anxiety I had 3 panic attacks which I never h


June 13, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hello Guys,

Just wanted to write about my experience so far and see if anyone have any similar stories and any treatments that help. It all started about 2 months ago in the middle of April, I was eating some strawberries and laid down right away and all of a sudden felt like a weird sensation in the middle of the chest. I thought it was normal at first just to have my first heart


June 22, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I am a 16 year old suffering from GERD. I was first diagnosed when I was around 5 years old. But I suffered from it since I was a newborn. In addition to GERD, I also have asthma and allergies. I'm basically sick often and my allergies trigger my asthma, which trigger my reflux and vice versa. I have lost my voice from the acid several times. I had my second reflux induced asthma attack and it


July 1, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
City : Deal PostalCode : CT14 9AZ 


I have only been suffering with gerd for 2 months or so now, it all started with me eating late at night and going straight to sleep, I would wake up feeling sick and have a bit of heartburn to start with. A few days later I noticed that I had chest pain that felt like it was coming from just below my breastbone, I also noticed I could feel the pain inbetween my shoulder


July 18, 2020 Fecal Incontinence

I wish I had've found this website earlier.

I'm 44 and was incontinent aged 4 - 16. I was raised by a single mother and had three normal adult siblings. The bowel problem is completely over and I'm fine apart from some digestive issues, but it's the emotional scars from having this happen to me when I was so young that run very deep.

My incontinence was stress/anxiet


July 22, 2020 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
City : Surprise PostalCode : 85379 

The first thing that comes to mind occurred when I was nine and I was with my Mom.  She asked me “When is the last time you had a bowel movement?” I thought she meant, when was the last time I threw up.  After all, whenever the