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

MICHAEL'S PERSONAL STORY

March 11, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

This body is 62. I am fit, slim and active. In the past I was much the same. My mum tells me I almost died within weeks of my birth in Bristol UK. I was throwing up all the time; every feed was emptied efficiently, as a result I was starving to death. I had been read last rites in the hospital (not that I understood!). My mum was paying what she thought migh

LEON BRIGGS'S PERSONAL STORY

March 10, 2017 Gastroparesis

Hi my name is leon i was diagnosed with Gp  2011 my second year in college i was 19 im now 26. Ive learned a lot over these past 7 years from going to the hospital once or twice a month to hospital to now only about once every two,three months and may know a little that can help you deal with it a little better...first and for most i give all praise to god because with out him i would have

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

BRIAN F.'S PERSONAL STORY

February 23, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I was about 19 when I had my gall bladder out.  The sergeon said that it had merged with my liver.  With the antibiotics, I had lost my gut bacteria, and I was perpetually sick after eating for about 10 years.  My brother bought me a natural digestive cleanse, and I got a lot better.  My digestion was normal... until...

About 6 months ago, I went to a naturopathic

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 &

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

January 15, 2017 Fecal Incontinence

I'm really not completely bowel incon but after a hemacolectomy (removal of aprox 1' of decsending colon for concentrated diverticulum), I began to experience very severe urgency. It is such that even with a bathroom near by, I rarely make it. Every effort to use the toilet has resulted in soiled clothing and the difficult task of cleaning the bathroom. As you can imagine, this restricted my no

SCOTT'S PERSONAL STORY

January 13, 2017 Fecal Incontinence

It was under advice, good direction, and being to the end of my rope that I am finally telling my story, or at least the side no one knows of...


May of 2012, I was hit by a drunk driver on my way to work. It was a horrific crash that left me severely injured, including 9 broken bones and a very serious brain injury that required 6 surgeries and a medically induced coma to even hav

VERONIKA'S PERSONAL STORY

January 9, 2017 Gastroparesis

I wanted to tell my story of gastroparesis to try and help other people that are going through it. I had idiopathic gastroparesis, which means the cause was unknown, but the doctors believed it was caused by some damage to the vagus nerve. At the time I was in fifth grade, so 10 or 11 years old when I was diagnosed with gp (gastroparesis,) but I had it for many months before that. The proc

LEIA'S PERSONAL STORY

January 5, 2017 Other FGIMD

I am one of only 1/100,000 people to get to have achalasia (0.001% of the population).  Thinking back, my story really started in my 20's.  At the age of 23 when I was pregnant, I remember having an "air bubble" lodged in my upper stomach/lower esophagus.  I would beat my back against wall trying to get it up.  This was just a tiny nuissance and didn't really bother me much.

ALISSA'S PERSONAL STORY

January 3, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I was 20 years old when I first started to have symptoms of GERD. My friends mom had just gone through her first surgery for removing 70% of her esophagus from cancer and recommended I sought a professional but I put it off. After almost a year of suffering, I finally went to see a professional at age 21 when I had issues sleeping at night, coughing up acid daily, and the pain being so bad, I d

MANDY'S PERSONAL STORY

December 28, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders

I have been reading stories about people that are suffering from these digestive issues. Some people seem to have recently only been diagnosed with like 1 issue.......I would like to know if there is anyone, like myself, that suffers from multiple issues! I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2012. I have since been diagnosed with GERD, Recurring gastroenteritis (not a disease i know), SIBO (

ALYSON'S PERSONAL STORY

November 22, 2016 Gastroparesis

My name is Alyson, only 21 years old and very recently diagnosed with gastroparesis. I'm hoping posting my story will help me connect with others who can offer me a little hope to my life. Ive had on and off symptoms of IBS my entire life, but it wasn't until a couple months ago I started getting awful bloating to the point where I found it hard to move, the extreme nausea that followed, the pa

MICHAELLA'S PERSONAL STORY

November 17, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis and severe GERD about a year ago now. For a year and a half I went undiagnosed. I couldn't get anything down my throat and was losing weight fast. I was 40 kgs and depressed at life. I didn't want people to see what i looked like, and everyone that did thought i was anerexic. It was a very horrible time in my life.


Every day I would have cramps i