IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

TIA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

just when i thought nothing worse would happen to me after losing my father and grandfather, there it strikes and took away every spark every bit of confidence i had!
i would never forget the day that brought all of this pain to my life. I was

JESSICA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I began experiencing horrible IBS-D symptoms about five years ago. They came on so suddenly that within months, not only was I confused and embarrassed, but I developed a severe panic attack disorder. It took years to finally get a diagnoses after pleading with many doctors to take me seriously. Having

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I started having stomach issues when I started my first job out of college in 2011. It was a very stressful job in which I worked long hours and had a hectic drive to and from. The stomach problems started gradually. It would be upset a few days every month. This quickly grew to be an everyday occurren

NATALIA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Well my story started about a year ago. I am a 22 year old female college student who before all this was pretty healthy. Also, let me add in i'm a hypochondriac. Anyways, I have always been pretty regular. I never thought about going to the bathroom cause I never had a problem with it; man I miss thos

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I bumped into this website researching Spastic Colon/IBS


I have suffered with constipation since age 38. I am now age 61. I have also battled chronic GERD from ages 49-57.


ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

When I was 18, I had bouts of extreme abdominal pain. The doctor said I had a nervous Stomach,That was 43 years ago. Over the years, it gradually became a cycle of constipation and bloating to diarrhea. Several years ago, I had emergency gall bladder surgery. During the time leading up to that, I had b

DEE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have been ill for exactly 1 year this month.


My problems started out of the blue, i fell ill one night and never got better. I had diarrhoea, stomach and back pains so bad I

ALI'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was diagnosed at the age of 12 with IBS when I almost fell over in the mall with stomach cramps. I am a 22 year old with IBS-C and it is terrible. I get embarrassed in public because I have the worst gas, I work in a cubicle so my neighbors hear it all and smell it too. I've been dealing with it for

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello all. I just want to say how relieving it is to have read some of your stories. Knowing there are people close to my age that suffer from the same disorder and daily things I have to deal with really is comforting. It shows I am not alone in this. I am a 23 year old female dealing with IBS.

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was 50 when I had my first colonoscopy and they found I had Ulcerative Colitis. At 55 I had another and they found I had diverticulitis and IBS. At first it wasn't too bad but after 6 months it has slowly been getting worse. This past week has been my worst, by far. The pain is unbearable and I'm con

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Yesterday i turned 15, i am a male who has been struggling with ibs since 11 years old. I attend a fairly large high school and it is very difficult dealing with ibs, teachers are strict and won't let you use the bathroom or if you do they give you 5 minutes. I hate sitting in class and just feeling li

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

hello all.....


i am 27 years old married gal.. rite from my childhood i was a healthy child in concern of digestion.. cud eat anything and was free from any digestive disorder.. but 7 mont

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I'm 24 years old and I've been suffering with IBS since I was 12. This illness has ruined my life. I had to drop out of high school because of this. I had plans to be an on-campus student and that didn't happen either. This is my first year in college due to my IBS symptoms and I will be attending it online. Alone and away from any and all social interactions.
I don't even know what I want

MARSHA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am now 61 and have suffered with chronic constipation for over 20 years. I've managed over the years but as of 10 years ago, I've used psyillium, miralax, and milk of magnesia as a laxative. Over the past year I've noticed that my bowel habits have changed. I complained to my Gastro doc, but he always blamed it on the wrong foods I ate since I had previous trouble with GERD. When I came into off

LINDSAY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have suffered with fecal urgency and incontinence since the birth of my daughter in May 2012. I'm 33 years old. I feel like I am carrying a huge weight around with me, everyday is so mentally exhausting. Everything has to be controlled and revolve around me possibly needing to use the bathroom. Some days I have 2-3 minutes to get there other days it's seconds. I suffer from anxiety and take medi

SUSAN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello, My name is Susan and I am 52. About 3 1/2 years ago I started getting Really Bad Abdominal Pain. I also have IBS C but I never thought the Pain was due to that ailment and neither do Any of the Many Doctors I have gone to see. I had my Gallbladder out right away and that did Nothing for the pain. The Pain is actually on the right side mid abdomin. I also have Kidney Stones in both Kidneys a

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I felt I needed to write something as for years I have had mild IBS, I learnt from the age of 16 (now 28) exactly what triggered it, did all the tai chi, yoga, aromatherapy courses incase stress was an issue and had always managed it very well and it never affected my quality of life. Until now, I have recently been diagnosed with severe IBS triggered by an unknown virus, I may also have endemetri

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I felt I needed to write something as for years I have had mild IBS, I learnt from the age of 16 (now 28) exactly what triggered it, did all the tai chi, yoga, aromatherapy courses incase stress was an issue and had always managed it very well and it never affected my quality of life. Until now, I have recently been diagnosed with severe IBS triggered by an unknown virus, I may also have endemetri

PARKER'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders, Dumping Syndrome, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis, Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I had just finished the electronics technician school for submarines in Groton,CT when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Not wanting to lose another submariner, especially a freshly trained one the doctor convinced me to stay in the Navy. I was in prime shape, running 10 miles a day and the doc told me if I keep working out, I had nothing to worry about and no further treatment was needed. Unfortunat

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am 29 years old and have been suffering IBS-D (sometimes C) since I was possibly 15 years old. I was officially diagnosed by my GI about 3 and a half years ago. Its good to know what it is, but sadly so devastating there is not alot that can be done. I useto have specific symptoms that would indicate a flare up, but as time goes on I find symptoms changing yearly. Right now I suffer from sharp p