IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

PERSEPHONE977'S PERSONAL STORY

May 24, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I'm 42 years old and I've just been officially diagnosed with IBS after spending years cycling between constipation and diarrhea. I had to have my gall bladder removed, and when my symptoms only got worse I saw a GI. He ordered an EGD and colonoscopy, and found some diverticulosis and a mild hiatal hernia, neither of which was a good explanation for my continuing symptoms. IBS was the cause, he

JOSH'S PERSONAL STORY

April 14, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

My name is Josh and I am a fellow IBS-SIBO Survivor. Like a lot of people I’ve struggled with the digestive disease throughout my life. I’ve

SKY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 23, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello, I have been dealing with IBS-D & IBS-C since 2013 & it's getting worst.  On Doctor number 6 now & she honestly is trying to help & seems to care.  Had every type of test & several types of medicines.  Each one has told me I need to find my own Happy Medium & trust me I'm trying.  Feel like a prisoner in my own body.  I can't plan any type

AARON'S PERSONAL STORY

February 20, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Aaron has made great strides to raise awareness and funds for IBS research. The first annual IBS 5K Run/Walk for Hope was held in Allentown, Pennsylvania in October of 2016. Thank you, Aaron.


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can sometimes be a hopeless cause. Myself, along with other individuals I personally know, have struggled living with this diagnosis. There is

AMY FROJD 'S PERSONAL STORY

February 18, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello my name is Amy my daughter Briana is 17 with Gastroparesis, GERD and irritable bowel.  She has had stomach problems off and on her whole life.  She has had 16 surgeries and 2 of them were open heart surgeries.  Because of the open heart surgeries she has GERD and off and on Esophgitis.  The past couple years she would get sick from eating and drinking.  All the do

A KOUPLE OF KAYS'S PERSONAL STORY

January 27, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi Everyone!


I've had IBS for 4 years now and I have been stuck at home as I continue to look for ways to counter this. I have been documenting my journ

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

January 25, 2017 Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Pseudo-obstruction

Well this story is about my child. At a few months old constipation became an issue that would come and go. Up to age 3 we treated this by the pediatricians recommendations with suppositories, v8 splash, senna a list of things. The suppositories we not pleasant of course and we just kind of backed off everything. Things seemed better, life and Mom-brain took over. So over the next several years

ROSE'S PERSONAL STORY

January 23, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Ihave suffered from IBS for many years when I was  about 25 pounds heavier than Iam now My IBS '"D" 'prevelent was terrible   Ihad many accidents ,and terrible gas and bloating I was afraid of having an accident and going out to eat ment being careful


I tried eveything including several prescriptions which my Gastro Recommended  I tried One d rug was vey dangerous &

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

<p>God bless you for this site.Sharing with ppl who UNDERSTAND helps!<br />@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 Immodium lik

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