PAULETTE'S PERSONAL STORY

April 16, 2018 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I wanted to share my story because, after many years of suffering the symptoms of GERD, I think I'm finally starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. I've always been very apprehensive about using medication to treat this awful condition, particularly Nexium because I've read a lot about the long-long side effects, so I tried to modify my diet to avoid the constant burping, heartburn and

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

CRISSY'S PERSONAL STORY

January 23, 2018 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I am 46 years old, not overweight, and I am taking the time to post to this forum because I felt really really hopeless along my journey to be free of GERD, and after making specific changes in my diet, I now feel nearly completely cured of my reflux (which manifested not as heartburn but as a burning in my throat and a choking sensation). But, just 6 months ago, I was so desperate I was consid

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

STEPHEN'S PERSONAL STORY

December 24, 2017 Gastroparesis

I am 43 years old and I was told I have gastroparesis about 10 years ago.


When I was around 25 is when a tumor was found in my stomach which I had removed along with half my stomach at MD Anderson in Houston because it was thought to be cancer but it turned out it was not!! But my nausea and vomitting didn't go away and after many years of Dr's trying to figure out what was wrong

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

BEAU'S PERSONAL STORY

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

BEAU-MASON'S PERSONAL STORY

September 29, 2017 Upper GI Disorders

I am a 20 year old college student living in Iowa. In November of 2016, I got sick with the stomach flu. Since then, things deteriorated gastrointestinally. In December I was still having diarrhea and constant nausea, and so my family physician prescribed 40mg Protonix (pantoprazole) once daily. This helped a lot, and I would notice a difference in the morning if I waited too long taking my ant

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

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

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

SHARADCHANDRA S'S PERSONAL STORY

May 30, 2017 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders

  Dear Sir;


                 My name is Sharadchandra​ S(Age 35)...I am suffering from health related disease since Jun' 2006. My problem is that I suffered from the problem of stomach(abdominal) weakness due to which I m unable to take proper breathing due to lack of support from stomach.I suffered from tuberculosis in stomach a

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

MICHAEL'S PERSONAL STORY

March 11, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

This body is 62. I am fit, slim and active. In the past I was much the same. My mum tells me I almost died within weeks of my birth in Bristol UK. I was throwing up all the time; every feed was emptied efficiently, as a result I was starving to death. I had been read last rites in the hospital (not that I understood!). My mum was paying what she thought migh

LEON BRIGGS'S PERSONAL STORY

March 10, 2017 Gastroparesis

Hi my name is leon i was diagnosed with Gp  2011 my second year in college i was 19 im now 26. Ive learned a lot over these past 7 years from going to the hospital once or twice a month to hospital to now only about once every two,three months and may know a little that can help you deal with it a little better...first and for most i give all praise to god because with out him i would have

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