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ANONYMOUS’ PERSONAL STORY

I started this problem when I was giving my exams, the first time I remember it was at night of 2016 and I started with a dull pain with feeling of bubbles bursting in my lower right abdominal region. Then as the time passed I started to suffer constipation with pain. I underwent the lower […]

ROSIE’S PERSONAL STORY

I’ve had digestion issues for a few years now. I am 72 years old. Most of my problem is bloating, looking pregnant. I was put on a low FODMAP diet and I also am lactose intolerant. What to eat? It’s been very difficult lately and if I want to go to a restaurant or travel […]

STASIA’S PERSONAL STORY

I have had digistive problems from about age 55 (I am 63 now). Mostly gastritis, diverticulosis and and IBS, which make it difficult to know what to eat. More recently it seems to be more IBS-D with urgency and even a couple of really upsetting episodes of bowel incontinence. I read everything I can about […]

MAUREEN’S PERSONAL STORY

For over fifteen years I suffered from what had been diagnosed as IBS. Three colonoscopies and lots of blood and stool tests revealed nothing out of the usual but I was at my wit’s end coping with cramping, pain, irregular bowel movements, urgency, discharge and diarrhea. I went through dozens of probiotics and found the […]

ANONYMOUS’ PERSONAL STORY

I am a healthy 56 year old man that struggled with moderate IBS for years – being a little kid and having to leave a baseball game and run home to having to walk off stage while playing in a band. When I was around 25-30, I began to manage it. I knew (some) of […]

2023 IBS Awareness Month: You and IBS

International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) launches #YouandIBS, a social campaign for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month.  MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., March 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 5-10% of individuals worldwide, making it one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. Although IBS does not shorten a person’s life span, it can severely impact their quality of life. The […]

MY SON’S PERSONAL STORY

While the topic of IBS is rather personal in nature sharing my son’s story here is the hope it will help someone else out there so they don’t experience the same added conditions. Early symptoms were directly correlated to stressful events with a change in bowel habits leading to a failure to thrive diagnosis. If […]

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 […]

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