IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

CAT'S PERSONAL STORY

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

MARTIN'S PERSONAL STORY

April 1, 2020 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

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.


KAREN ZINK 'S PERSONAL STORY

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

MICHAELYNN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 10, 2019 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

My issues started in 2009 and it all started with persistant diarrhea, indigestion, heart palpitations and nausea. I was working a full time job and struggled to make it through each day with the diarrhea. They prescribed every drug for reflux but they only made the diarrhea worse. Eventually the diarrhea slowed down after taking Protonix  and severe constipation kicked in which prompted m

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

January 7, 2019 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I’m 40 and was diagnosed with IBS in my mid-20s, after several years of suffering. Anyone who’s reading this & is losing hope or feeling frustrated & alone -- I’m here to say that managing & treating IBS is possible!


AILI'S PERSONAL STORY

December 29, 2018 Upper GI Disorders, Lower GI Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello! I'm somewhat new here, but here we go.


Ever since I was 4 (I'm 16 now) I have been dealing with what I believe is IBS. Each morning, I awake feeling nauseous. This nausea usually lasts for several hours, sometimes the whole day. This is also accompanied with extreme abdominal pain and diarrhea. I often do not eat a lot, usually because I have no appetite or I am afraid of a

KOLJA'S PERSONAL STORY

October 29, 2018 Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

My story: Yes. I have either functional diarrhoea or indeed IBS-D. Several gastroenterologists that I had wound up going to seem to be ‘fence-sitting‘ on this one. Something; IBS, others unexplained diarrhoea, and one gastroenterologist thought Munchausen Syndrome, as to play ‘hookie’ (skipping school).

TANYA'S PERSONAL STORY

August 17, 2018 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi


 


I suffered from IBS for 20 years and only had help to ease the symptoms. Now I have discovered the remedy. With this I hope to help all gastro reflux and IBS sufferers. I was having bloating, terrible wind, foul smelling gas, water retention, palpitations, feeling cold and insomnia. Then about 2 years ago a chance consultation with a young doc who suggested

ALEX'S PERSONAL STORY

July 30, 2018 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi, I'm Alex, Male 25 yrs. I would like my story about my sufferings from GI disorders.


I still remember the day when it all started, all of a sudden. It was a fine day in the year 2008 & I was in my high school then at that time. Everything was fine before the break. I had my snacks and after some 30 min I felt huge rumbling in my stomach. Within few minutes, I had developed

SOPHIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 6, 2018 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hey everyone, I'm Sophie.  I'm 15 and have been struggling with Irritable Bowel Syndrome  for about 2 years.  I still remember how it all began.  I was sitting with my mom eating lunch at a deli, when I suddenly became intensely nauseous.  My mom said I turning white like a ghost.  I went to the bathroom with her, and was suddenly overcome with an incredible fear o

DIEGO'S PERSONAL STORY

December 29, 2017 Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi people!


My name is Diego and I am 22 years old. In fact, I turned today 22 and I can assure you that this is the worst birthday of my entire life. Five months ago I was diagnosed with IBS but I have experiencing symptoms for 8 months. I am writing this to you because today, after 8 months of fighting all the symptoms and the stress, I am feeling I just want to give up. I hope w

SAM'S IBS'S PERSONAL STORY

December 5, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am 24 years old and I have been suffering with IBS for almost 10 years - and I wish I didn't have this "invisible" syndrome. The main issue I have with IBS is the debilitating pain that I face on a day to day basis.

Long story made short ... I've tried every probiotic, vitamin and supplement probably known to man, I have gone to the Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota

ANOYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

October 30, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Other FGIMD

Having IBS & Diverticulosis is horrible! Doctor #6 recently stated Clinical Psychologist might be able to help. I wanted to scream out It is NOT in my head, woman. Lost my faith in her & all the other doctors I have seen the last few decades. Pill pushing is not the answer either. I would feel much better if a MRI or something was done of my adomen. Each day is a challenge & I will

PATRICK'S PERSONAL STORY

September 13, 2017 Fecal Incontinence, Hirschsprung's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I've had a severe constipation since age 14,was diagnosed with mega colon ,had BMS only every 4 to 5 days.


Had to get embarrassing weekly enemas from my mom till age 22.the enemas helped me a lot,but made me Dependant on them for life.


Any advice how to get off weekly enemas ?


 

SARA'S PERSONAL STORY

August 21, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was diagnosed with IBS just a few months ago. Last year I had my gallbladder removed after giving birth. Since then my digestive system never felt better. Diarrhea, gas, nausea, constipation would occur regularly. Sometimes I don't even want to eat just to avoid flare ups at work. I miss out on dinner dates or family events because of this. I went vegan not too long ago that seems to help.I t

PERSEPHONE977'S PERSONAL STORY

May 24, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I'm 42 years old and I've just been officially diagnosed with IBS after spending years cycling between constipation and diarrhea. I had to have my gall bladder removed, and when my symptoms only got worse I saw a GI. He ordered an EGD and colonoscopy, and found some diverticulosis and a mild hiatal hernia, neither of which was a good explanation for my continuing symptoms. IBS was the cause, he

JOSH'S PERSONAL STORY

April 14, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

My name is Josh and I am a fellow IBS-SIBO Survivor. Like a lot of people I’ve struggled with the digestive disease throughout my life. I’ve

SKY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 23, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello, I have been dealing with IBS-D & IBS-C since 2013 & it's getting worst.  On Doctor number 6 now & she honestly is trying to help & seems to care.  Had every type of test & several types of medicines.  Each one has told me I need to find my own Happy Medium & trust me I'm trying.  Feel like a prisoner in my own body.  I can't plan any type

AARON'S PERSONAL STORY

February 20, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Aaron has made great strides to raise awareness and funds for IBS research. The first annual IBS 5K Run/Walk for Hope was held in Allentown, Pennsylvania in October of 2016. Thank you, Aaron.


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can sometimes be a hopeless cause. Myself, along with other individuals I personally know, have struggled living with this diagnosis. There is