Just finding this site is such a help. I can identify with so many of the stories. Maybe my experience will help others. I am male and 67 years old. I started seeing doctors about my bowel problems, diarrhoea and constipation, nearly 40 years ago. I have heard it all from the docs; it was stress, IBS, but finally, Coeliac disease.
I went gluten-free, and apart from the odd acciden
Problems started around 10 yrs. old with very bad gasteral pains on rare occasions until 19 then was in car accident and 6 months later had exploratory surgery for torn entestine and hernia and removed appendix while they were already in there. Had 2 inches below stomach removed doc said I would be on Rolaids the rest of my life. Things went down hill shortly after that first was very bad acid
I'm a female in my 40's and I first developed gastrointestinal problems in 2008 after about 3 viral gastro bugs at end of 2007. I first noticed IBS-D when I used to be out exercising daily and I'd have to run back home because I needed the toilet. I'd always be in a panic as the pain was so bad and I'd be worried about the possibility of an accident occurring in public. IBS tends to play up for