IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

MIKE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I had to take laxatives for 52 years. over the that made me more spastic as time passed . now I am living with terrible ever day. I almost pray for diarria. I am going to ask for removal of my colon. that can have consequences that could kill me. but right know I am living a unbelieving hell. I pray every but it gets worse . god help me please.

SHIRLEY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I've had IBS-D for over 20years now and have learned that anything high in fiber, fast food, prepackaged foods, alcohol and even milks will keep me running to the bathroom 4-5 times a day. sometimes it just doesn't matter what I eat, I'll get bloated, pains and then the diarrhea will start the next day. Of course, 30 minutes after I eat I'll have to use the restroom. So timing is everything. Howev

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 51 year old woman. As a child (think 3 grade or so), I had constant constipation. Eventually, after a few years, it called itself down and I had a normal high school and college life (except what they thought was an ulcer, have since found out it was hiatal hernia). But then I graduated from college and the real world took it's toll. At 27 I was diagnosed with IBS. Every thing I ate went ri

LOGAN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was diagnosed with IBS recently. I am young, and for that I know that I have years ahead of me to go. But I feel that I should't worry. Pain will pass, as it is only temporary. Just take it a day at a time, sometimes even minute by minute. It will pass. Don't worry and enjoy what you have. You have been blessed. Don't let anything stop you from doing what you want.
Thank you for letting m

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 70 year old woman who was diagnosed with IBS-D about 25 years ago, though I think I had mild symptoms for 15 years before that. Since then, I have gone through many different treatments and approaches, and have visited numerous doctors and practitioners. Some things worked for a while, but then stop working and I am back looking for the "miracle" cure... and everytime something stops work

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I'm a46 year old female sitting in a hotel room with painful symptoms of ibs. I've been working with a g.i. Doctor who suggested I look into a low Fodmap diet. I did, and symptoms greatly improved! It's been tough eliminating foods and introducing them- results will vary and it gets confusing. I recommend using a nutritionist- next on my docket!! However, I've lapsed on being conscious of what I e

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I've had symptoms of IBS for over the last two years or so... just before I graduated. I didn't think much of it at first and thought the symptoms would pass. As a student my diet wasn't great but it wasn't that bad either. Soon afterwards the stomach pains became a part of my everyday routine, followed by constipation - I would drink litres of juice or lemon water, eat bags of prunes and apricots

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

After 50 years of dealing with IBS may I suggest the following:
What to do when IBS attacks in rush hour traffic.
Prepare an emergency toilet kit and place it in your car. Some people include clean underware and pants.
Emergency toilet kit
Metal bed pan with absorbent bed pan liners (Walmart)
2 bed pads (doggie pee pads work well)
TP and a small package of

AMANDA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

my story of my life started with ibs,then very painful spasms of pain and diarrhoea up to twenty times a day , after two children . i then had multiple surgery non bowel related ,gall bladder,hysterectomy etc the intense pain eased ...then my energy levels sank, food no longer seemed to be doing anything .. then pain everywhere crept in even sitting on a chair hurt.
i was then diagnosed as

JOSI'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Many of the great notables of our day would defend the widely used verb-age we all know is true "knowledge is power", even scripture teaches us this. I have had to force myself to make drastic changes in lifestyle and diet, including staying informed and realizing "I am my best advocate". Even Hippocrates stated "all diseases begin in the gut"...I armed myself with this knowledge and went head

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

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

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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.

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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

NETTIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Upper GI Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 27-year-old female. My problems began ten years ago. When I was 17, I had a bowel obstruction. This seemed to happen out of nowhere, and I don't remember having symptoms prior to this. I had no idea what was happening to me, and assumed that my appendix had burst. It was the worst pain I have ever felt. My mother took me to the ER, and I was admitted to the hospital, where I had to under

NICKIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have been going through debilitating intestinal cramps almost daily (usually in the morning) for about 15 years now. I am a 30 year old female and the symptoms are only getting more frequent and severe. Sometimes I will be in the bathroom for about an hour in the morning in crippling pain, other times I can be back and forth all morning dealing with the same issue. I'm a teacher, now in my 6th y

SUE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Thanks to all those who shared their IBS experiences. Iti is comforting to know I am not the only one. I am 74 years old and have been living with IBS with constipation since I was 8. During the past year, the episodes have become more frequent. I have pain in my left side and back, bloating, severe cramping and gas during an attack. When it is over, I am weak, and it takes me several days to reco

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 67 year old female who has suffered digestive problems most of my life. After having acute pancreatitis at 25 caused by gallstones, my gallbladder was removed. Then came more problems. I am apparently one of the 20 per cent of gallbladder cases left with excessive bile dump into the intestines causing D. The D became so severe 5 years ago that I underwent a colonoscopy and was told that

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am 26 and was diagnosed with irritable bowel at the age of 8, it was braught on by severe stress and chronic constipation when my brother was still born. I get constant cramps, day and night and can cry because the pain is so intense, I can go weeks without emptying my bowels and then become the opposite for days/ after. When I do go it can be very painful and take up to an hour. I have three yo

ANIL1986'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am 29, Male, facing IBS, GERD from childhood.
From past 2 years, i am 100% focused to surmount this problem.
Few things that i am following and helped me reduce the suffering by 90%:
1-maintain dairy and eleminate all the trigger points food, exercises.
2-eat 5 times a day
3-have vitamin supplements like B complex and Vitamin D, since my controlled diet is not