UPPER GI DISORDERS

BEAU'S PERSONAL STORY

October 24, 2017 Upper GI Disorders, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Lower GI Disorders

I have been dealing with gastrointestinal issues for nearly a year now after having the stomach flu in November 2016.


My symptoms were often upper and lower GI- constant diarrhea, stomach pain after eating, constant acid reflux, awful nausea, headaches, vomiting. April 2017 I took a turn for the worse and was puking every morning despite medications. I had an upper endoscopy

BEAU-MASON'S PERSONAL STORY

September 29, 2017 Upper GI Disorders

I am a 20 year old college student living in Iowa. In November of 2016, I got sick with the stomach flu. Since then, things deteriorated gastrointestinally. In December I was still having diarrhea and constant nausea, and so my family physician prescribed 40mg Protonix (pantoprazole) once daily. This helped a lot, and I would notice a difference in the morning if I waited too long taking my ant

MARY'S PERSONAL STORY

October 24, 2016 Upper GI Disorders

I could really use some support.  I am a 54 yr old mother, grandma & wife.  I was diagnosed with IBS (but not treated with meds) about 30 years ago & fibromyalgia about 14 years ago.  About 5-1/2 years ago I suddenly got really sick to my stomach and, with no warning.  I was fine when I woke up, then suddenly started throwing up uncontrollably, noisily (which I'd nev

MEGAN'S PERSONAL STORY

October 12, 2016 Upper GI Disorders, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hello, I am an 18 year old female who has been experiencing gastrointestinal disorder like sysmptoms for almost a year now, and am still on my journey to finding both answers and solutions.


Throughout the beginning of 2016, I experienced waves of overwhelming nausea, a dull achy pain in the pit of my stomach and an extreme dislike for food once or twice a month, lasting usually fo

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Upper GI Disorders

My problem started about 2 1/2 years ago. I was at work and started feeling like I had a lump in my throat and could not breath. I also always feel bloated and have heartburn. (All tests for Peptic Ulcer, GERD negative) Sometimes the heartburn is so bad I feel like I'm having a heart attack. These epis

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Upper GI Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was born with my problems. Doctors wanted to gve me a colostomy at birth. My parents said no. I had chronic pain always. Sometimes I could eat and sometimes I couldn't. I never had normal bowel movements. When I was able to go, it was like little rabbit pellets. I had to strain to get that out. That

ALLISON'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Upper GI Disorders

I never thought I would consider going onto google and typing in: "stories about constipation", reading about these stories, and then feeling inclined to post my own. And yet, here I am. This topic is taboo for our culture, and after reading some of the other stories, this needs to stop. This is a symptom/disease or however you would like to refer to it that needs to be addressed, discussed, teste

DEB'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Upper GI Disorders, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Gastroparesis, Lower GI Disorders, Other FGIMD

Gastroparesis the beginning.
I believe my journey began in 1989 with the first migraine, but I didn't realize it. The first migraine I had was a reaction to Indocin.
I thought, at the time! And it may very well have been!
What you also need to know? Is that I was an avid exerciser, biker, jogger, and really worked at being healthy. Always had sinus and constipation issues but

ANONYMOUS BARBARA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Upper GI Disorders

I have dealt with constipations as long as I can remember. I am now 65 in good health apart from the fact that now I have diarrhea that can happen anytime anywhere. My husband and I moved to OK 1 year ago from CA. 2 months ago I was in a Belk Department store looking for a gift for my grand daughter and I knew I was going to loose control of my bowels. The ladies bathroom room was at the other end

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