SHERYL’S PERSONAL STORY

I have IBS which cycles between constipation and diarrhea. I am 71 and it has been much worse over the last 2 years of COVID. On the advice of my gastroenterologist I take 11/2 tablespoons of psyllium in water/orange juice plus 1 cap of Clearlax in water every morning. Because on most days I have […]

SALLY’S PERSONAL STORY

Hi I have suffered with IBS since 18 and then at 28 suddenly turned from urgency to go to chronic constipation. I now have chronic diarrhoea for nearly 3 months has anyone else had long spells of constipation and then sudden diarrhoea?

JEAN’S PERSONAL STORY

Since I was 42 and broke my spine. I have had cauda equina syndrome. But… I have every day diarrhoea from ten to 20 times a day. I have tried a diet low in histamines . Have tried fodmap. Avoid gluten and dairy. Proboscis. And nothing helps. If I need to go I get one […]

258-Patient Guide to Chronic Diarrhea

For most people the passage of liquid stools, or diarrhea, is a symptom that lasts for a couple of days, then resolves itself, typically within one week. These short-term episodes are typically due to infections after consuming contaminated food or drink. The average American has an episode of acute (severe or sudden onset) diarrhea every […]

Understanding Chronic or Functional Diarrhea

What is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is defined as passing frequent and/or loose or watery stools. Acute diarrhea goes away in a few weeks, and becomes chronic when it lasts longer than 3–4 weeks. If no specific cause is found after a thorough investigation and certain criteria are met, a diagnosis of functional or chronic diarrhea may […]