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
I am 24 years old and I had been having stomach issues for about a year. Finally went to the doctor who scheduled a EGD and a colonoscopy. There I got diagnosed with Gastritis and IBS-C. I was put on Linzess, IBgard, Prilosec and I take probiotics everyday. I'm still learning to manage my symptoms and learning how to eat right.
In March, 2015 I became ill with symptoms that were flu-like and resulted in aches and pains, and a fever. After a couple of days my bowel movements stopped and gas pressure and bloating became acute. I went to the ER and they did a cat scan, which showed an intestinal blockage. The Dr. said was that the blockage was caused by adhesions that had formed near the Ileum from my appendicitis operation
I have been dealing with "undiagnosed" digestive issues since I was 25. I have spent a majority of my 20's and now the beginning of my 30's suffering and living a life controlled by digestive motility disorders.
It all started with not being able to go to the bathroom for weeks at a time, nausea, noticeable and uncomfortable bloating (look pregnant/clothes not fitting), painful stomach cram
Hi everyone was I pleased to find this page as I'm at my wits end iv even starting goin to church ( which is something iv never done before but I do believe in my angels) iv suffered badly with EDS and everything that goes with it and as a child with unkind cruel parents I had spent over time some years ( if u put them all together) in hospital as I had bad constipation where I didn't go for mo
im so sad as its hard for me to write long as I have awful EDS hands but I thought I had sent a long story about my suffering with gastroparis not eaten for 6 months stomach and groin pain so bad iv bn rushed to hospital many times I take a very high dose of morphine for my EDS and because I can't tolerateANY food not even liquid food I'm waitin to see a gastro surgeon nxt month I spent most of my
My story started around 2008 and it took 6 years to get a correct diagnosis for my Gastroparesis. My health issues all started when I was working with a family member. First my blood pressure went sky high, then I started having stress and anxiety problems. A few years before this all started I was using some cleaning fluid to remove spots from some clothes, not thinking about breathing in fumes f
I have dealt with constipations as long as I can remember. I am now 65 in good health apart from the fact that now I have diarrhea that can happen anytime anywhere. My husband and I moved to OK 1 year ago from CA. 2 months ago I was in a Belk Department store looking for a gift for my grand daughter and I knew I was going to loose control of my bowels. The ladies bathroom room was at the other end
hi am mandi, my gastroparesis story .It over 4 years ago i almost completely fated in Walmart and i couldn't walk back home . after so many test and so many diets i couldn't find out what was going on .i got to point i felt i was dieing .then i change my diet i was feeling better and all was fine tell it cost to much but i moved on with my life and move to Cali .when got there i started getting ba
About 7 years ago I was so sick, I looked like I was ready to have triplets. I was in terrible pain, was nautious and vomiting. I went to my GI and he started performing all these test. Then one day I was asked to bring two pieces of buttered toast for my next test, they provided the hard boil egg that had some kind of mechanism in it where the tech could take pictures every 15 minutes for two hou
Hi everyone I'm Frances. Well I been reading most of the stories and brings me to tears.. you see I think I detected this early. In fed of this year (2015) I try something new wit my fiance and started smoothie and enjoy ourselves because we both lost 10 pounds in 10 days.started feeling sick so I had to stop. Well I'm also diabetic. Fast forward to may I have been 225 pounds I'm now 190! Everyone
I was diagnosed with gastroparisis 1 year and 3 months ago. I was very active, volunteered as an EMT, worked as a medical assistant and was always busy enjoying life with my grand children and friends. I woke up one morning not able to eat and with terrible abdominal pain.I live in Idaho. I found a doctor in Seattle Washington that has been great and insisted that I get the Stimulator Implanted. I
I am 18 and have had IBS since 11. Every time I get just a little over excited or happy, diarrhea is bound to happen. In the span of 2 weeks, I have lost 10 pounds of water weight which is completely exhausting. I'm embarrassed constantly and am in constant fear that I'll spend the rest of the day smelling like diarrhea. None of my friends know, and when I run to the bathroom for 20-40 minutes, I
Since I was in high school I had developed IBS-D (diarrhoea predominant irritable bowel syndrome). Fortunately I do not consider myself to have a chronic but frequent flare-ups of diarrhoea. It has been sort of a nightmare with me as I have had many embarrassing public diarrhoea accidents as one of the 'perks' of this disorder. Some of my more most embarrassing were my accident in Paris at the
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