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


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


October 24, 2017 Upper GI Disorders, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Lower GI Disorders

I have been dealing with gastrointestinal issues for nearly a year now after having the stomach flu in November 2016.

My symptoms were often upper and lower GI- constant diarrhea, stomach pain after eating, constant acid reflux, awful nausea, headaches, vomiting. April 2017 I took a turn for the worse and was puking every morning despite medications. I had an upper endoscopy


July 10, 2017 Lower GI Disorders

I have had upper GI problems since birth. Despite maintaining a pretty healthy diet (according to a nutritionist) all of my life, my problems increased and got worse after I turned 50. Even so, I still want to be as active as possible, and help others if I can.

A bit more history:  I've struggled with IBS since age 29 (when I became pregnant); my problem is mainly sudden, urg


July 31, 2016 Lower GI Disorders, Pediatric FGIMDs

My five year old son Weston has struggled with gastrointestinal symptoms since he was born in 2010. These symptoms began as vomiting, diarrhea, failure to thrive, malabsorption syndrome, and acid reflux


February 12, 2016 Dumping Syndrome, Gastroparesis, Lower GI Disorders, Short Bowel Syndrome, Other FGIMD

This is actually a story about my late husband , who just passed away on June 17, 2013 at 50 years of age. He had wasted away to 94 pounds, he used to be 210 pounds, 5'11".
He literally died from having chronic diarrhea for over 15 years which led to wasting sundrome, malabsorbtion syndrome. He a


February 12, 2016 Lower GI Disorders

I am a female who has been suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome for 35 plus years. In the last two years my symptoms have gotten much more severe. I started having stomach problems at age 14. By the time I reached my mid twenties, the IBS had a major stronghold on me. I have had several tests to rul


February 12, 2016 Lower GI Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 47 year old woman who suffers from severe IBS and diverticulosis, (I have had 3 bouts of diverticulitis. I am healing from one now). My problem is since this all started I now suffer from anxiety. I am so afraid every time I get even 1 twinge, I wish I knew how to relax and not get stressed out


February 11, 2016 Upper GI Disorders, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Gastroparesis, Lower GI Disorders, Other FGIMD

Gastroparesis the beginning. I believe my journey began in 1989 with the first migraine, but I didn't realize it. The first migraine I had was a reaction to Indocin. I thought, at the time! And it may very well have been! What you also need to know? Is that I was an avid exerciser, biker, jogger, and really worked at being healthy. Always had sinus and constipation issues but did my best to get


February 11, 2016 Lower GI Disorders

Hello - I had an umbilical hernia repaired at age 5. I remember having constipation issues my entire life, and remember screaming whenever I had a bowel movement. My mother's sister had a twisted intestine at age 22 and died during surgery while having it repaired. I am now 45 and still have major issues which include chronic constipation, bloating, gas, pain, fatigue, depression, and sometimes bl


February 11, 2016 Lower GI Disorders

IBS-C started in the summer of 1975 and I was hospitalized for 3 days in which I endured both upper and lower tests, and the doctor attributed the problem to stress; so I stopped driving taxi on the night shift, changed my diet, cut out alcohol, and went back to school.
When I returned to driving taxi in 1982 none of the problems returned until one early--morning in the winter of 2005 I cou


February 11, 2016 Lower GI Disorders

Thank you to everyone who was willing to share their storiy. They gave me the courage to contribute here. I am a 46 year old male and I have suffered from chronic constipation since early childhood and the cause is not mysterious. I was born with a neurogenic bowel and bladder defect so bowel function has never been normal for me. My chlldhood was filled with painful enemas. But what is most depre


February 11, 2016 Lower GI Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am dependant on enemas. Will be 63 soon ,have used them for about 35 yrs. I had developed hemroids, had been ill ,not eating ,when I started eating, I had hard stool and forced some bowel movements. A visiting doctor gave me a bottle of powder ( can't remember the name, but it increases bulk) and I took it. Of course my constipation got worse and my hemroids became horrible , I couldn't leave th


February 11, 2016 Lower GI Disorders

I am 33 years old and i am taking care of my mom who has stage 4 thyroid carcinoma..she has hypothyroidism which always caused her to be constipated.. we have a lifelong family remedy of consuming papaya for constipation, it works... however it is not enough...

 i was looking for products or herbs which could cater not only colon cleansing,but also wound healing and good form