IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

JORGE CASTTO'S PERSONAL STORY

October 5, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi everyone, my name is Jorge and I currently live in north Georgia. About a week ago during one of my frustrations, I stumbled upon this website. And I am just astonished at the story's and even though I know that GI problems are very occurrent in a lot of people's lives, reading these story's I can see very vivid images of what al of you are going through. The reason that I ended up here is b

JOAN'S PERSONAL STORY

September 30, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

God bless you for this site.Sharing with ppl who UNDERSTAND helps! @62, I was dx with very invasive breast cancer.Since I had such fierce cancer, I was given LOTS of VERY strong chemo. One is KNOWN to ruin heart function.But the one that brought me here was one made of bark of a literally poisonous tree.THAT one, poisonous in toto, caused the oncologists to give out Imodium like M&Ms in the

ANONYMOUS 'S PERSONAL STORY

September 28, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I just put IBS because that's what I think I have, i'm not actually sure what I have at the moment. I am a 19 year old girl, I've had diarrhea daily, sometimes multiple times in a day, for about 2 months straight, everyday. At first, for about a year or so, I had stomach issues, where i'd get gas regularly, I had bowel issues, my stomach would rumble loudly when I held gas in, and holding gas i

SATYAPRASAD POTHAM 'S PERSONAL STORY

August 25, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 43 year old male,  been suffering from ibs  for last 10 years.  I was managing it with exercise and diet control upto last year.  But last year I developed ankle pain which was diagnosed as sinus tarsi syndrome which didn't go with medication hence took a corticosteroids injection.  Since then ankle pain disappeared but started with headaches.  So doctor pre

SATYAPRASAD POTHAM 'S PERSONAL STORY

August 16, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 43 year old male,  been suffering from ibs  for last 10 years.  I was managing it with exercise and diet control upto last year.  But last year I developed ankle pain which was diagnosed as sinus tarsi syndrome which didn't go with medication hence took a corticosteroids injection.  Since then ankle pain disappeared but started with headaches.  So doctor pre

KD'S PERSONAL STORY

June 18, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have post infections ibs (diarrhea) since 2004. My pain and symptoms improve on 2006 due to amitriptyline (50mg a day), a tricyclic antidepressant. My conditions get worse about a year ago. I think amitriptyline was not working anymore. My doctor prescribed antibiotic to reduce gas problems and it work, but I still had to

ALEAH'S PERSONAL STORY

May 17, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am 47 years old.  I have had IBS-since I was in about 17 years old.  I almost got suspended from school one year for being late to class too many times.  Up until about a year ago I had IBS-D, and almost overnight it changed to IBS-C.  I am so miserable I could die sometimes.  I am taking Linzess, and it doesn't work very well.  Sometimes I wait until the weekend

BARBARA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

48 yrs old & @ work when I had my 1st attack, I couldn't leave the stall. Someone came in & got my mgr. She freaked when I told her I couldn't finish the day. It had already been 2 hours, and I had lost track of time. Pain 10 out of 10, chills, sweat, lasted 8 hrs! No warning. Next attack 1 yr

CC'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 34 year old female and really relate to every story I have read.  The doctors I have seen don't know what to do with me.  I saw the "best" GI Dr. in the area and he said go to the Mayo Clinic.  I went 14 days without a bm.  I have had to rely on epsom salts to get my gi tract

J'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have just been diagnosed with IBS with diarrhea. I have been sick every 2 weeks since May of this year. It all stated with a bout of salmonella...I am currently living in Mexico because my husband has been transferred here for what was supposed to be 2 years and we are now going on year 4. As I said

SHEILA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dumping Syndrome, Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

To start of with I am a diabetic and take insulin on a daily basis. Back in 2007 I was dianosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome which took 2 years to come to this conculsion. Many trips back and forth to the doctors and many test. I never heard of it before but did alot of research on it since then. Then

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

of irritable bowel syndrome and inflammation in the stomach due to gastritis. I am at my witts end as to what will help me. The doctors have prescribed an array of medication including anti-depressants which none are working. The specialist at the hospital has given me no advice other than use your med

MAUREEN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I must agree with many of the people who have posted on this site that IBS can be very isolating and debilitating. I've been struggling with IBS since my early 20's and I am now 52. I've been on various medications and have been instructed to increase my fiber intake, as I primarily suffer from diarrhe

JANET'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi there, i guess its good to know i'm not the only one that suffered from IBS, i had all the symptoms since in my 20's, but never to this point now where i need to stay home due to pain. Anyways the last 6 months,has been life changing for me. after being diagnosis of Lupos, i had to change my whole d

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The Worst Nightmare of an IBS Sufferer: Don't worry, you WILL laugh at me, and it is okay. Part of my coping is my ability to laugh at some of the unfortunate incidences associated with IBS.


ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have IBS, I have had it for many years. I recently also had my gaulblatter removed, this made the IBS worse. I have found something that has changed my life. I could never eat out. I would be stuck in the bathroom with gas and diarea before my meal was done. I now take packets of metamusal with me.

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Im a college student, Im a female, Im 20 years old. I got IBS shortly after I delivered my first baby, before that I never had any problems. My sister also got it after her first child and she has it acting up again since shes pregnant again with her second child. My sister told me to take "Culturelle

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Upper GI Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was born with my problems. Doctors wanted to gve me a colostomy at birth. My parents said no. I had chronic pain always. Sometimes I could eat and sometimes I couldn't. I never had normal bowel movements. When I was able to go, it was like little rabbit pellets. I had to strain to get that out. That

LORIBIRN'S PERSONAL STORY

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

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi there, thanks for reading this. I am a 20 year old woman who was diagnosed with IBS about three years ago, though I have suffered from it all my life and simply assumed that my weird bowel patterns were normal. As a little girl I'd dread sleepovers, or staying away from home, because the change in d