KIMBERLY’S PERSONAL STORY

Hello I am 55 and have had IBS-C for twenty years. As a child I suffered with ulcers from stress…. terrible pain. These days I’m in moderate to severe pain DAILY. I take gabapentin to take the edge off but not completely. I use distraction and meditation. I fast intermittently. Exercise mildly, and try to […]

JEREMY’S PERSONAL STORY

IBS will be the death of me. I am a freshman in college who has been struggling with IBS, specifically the diarrhea kind. I’ve been dealing with this for about a year and a half. It has been such a horrid time. My mental health has gone down more than you can imagine, I am […]

LOIS’ PERSONAL STORY

I have had a long struggle with IBS most of my life. I am now 72 years old and this is a disorder that gets worse as you get older. My IBS has now been complicated with diverticulosis and adhesions in my bowel and diabetes. I just found out from the gi specialist another thing […]

EDITHA’S PERSONAL STORY

Even as a young child, I remember having what they called a “nervous stomach.” Forward to College and going to Law school, I noticed that a little anxiety while doing an oral exam and I my stomach was turning “upside down.” This would often happen so I dropped out of law school. Got married, had […]

CHRIS’ PERSONAL STORY

I have being constipated for a long time we have lost a lot of weight I have terrible pains in my stomach now I have to go and get a CT scan on my stomach and bowels lost a lot of weight has anyone lost weight with having I.B.S. I’m just hoping it’s not bowel […]

RABIA’S PERSONAL STORY

Hello, my name is Rabia, I’m 23 years old, my story is when I’ve had stomach issues in my childhood but i didn’t take it seriously i always thought that it’s normal because i used to eat alot of junks etc, diarrhoea become a part of my life and I’m used to it seriously, my […]

LISA’S PERSONAL STORY

I’ve had IBS for probably 66 years. I don’t remember not having it. You develop a unique relationship with bathrooms. My mother thought I was sitting on cold sidewalks. They called it ‘spastic bowel’ back in the 60’s. I thought God was mad at me, and I promised I would be nicer to my brother, […]

CAROL’S PERSONAL STORY

Hi my name is Carol and I have suffered from IBS for about 12 years now. The hardest part for me and still is the accepting I have it. It impacts the quality of your life so much. For many years I had the bloating diarrohea kept the food diary’s altered and changed my diet […]

ANONYMOUS’ PERSONAL STORY

Hello I am 27 years old and I’m here to share my story.As far as I can remember I’ve had stomach issues since a kid got worse in middle school experienced my first panick attack with extreme gas in class while the teacher didn’t let me use the restroom I was in pain. I got […]

MR. G’S PERSONAL STORY

Mostly women have IBS. Not sure why, but I am a guy with this condition. Didn’t get this until later on in life. Usual stuff like C, but take linzess and other things when blocked, then causes D. I did have an issue with very bad bloating. Looked like a baby bump. Gastro gave me […]

LORRAINE’S PERSONAL STORY

For years I have had IBS on and off. Lately though it’s gotten worse. A big trigger was a bout of diverticulitis, antibiotics, and then a bout of c diff from the antibiotics last summer. Add to that a suspected ulcer and many traumatic life events and it was the perfect storm for severe IBS. […]

BRITT’S PERSONAL STORY

My IBS symptoms started when I was 13. I didn’t tell a soul. I was great at hiding my symptoms. The thought of having to tell anyone was hard. So I would turn on the shower at home and pretend to take long showers when in reality I was in there with debilitating symptoms. I […]