RANDY'S PERSONAL STORY

January 3, 2021 Upper GI Disorders

My story begins in the year 2012. In July of that year, I began to experience severe symptoms of gastroenteritis. My symptoms included severe dyspepsia or indigestion, weight loss, inappetance and nausea sometimes accompanied by vomiting. Up to this point in my life (age 57) I dont recall ever experiencing any chronic or acute gastrointestinal issues except for the very occasional stomach flu,

JEFF'S PERSONAL STORY

December 10, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hi everyone for me I started noticed that I have this gastroesophageal reflux disease if I remember last 2013. I always felt bloated as what I thought its normal because of the foods I eat but at the same time since I am asthmatic also my greatest fear is that most of the the time I got difficulty in breahing when it attacks. So I only take the doctors advice to take some medicine to relieved t

ANONYNOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

November 30, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Greetings fellow IBS fighters. Im 48 been suffering from anxiety and deppression for over 15 years. My first stomach issues led to endoscope showed gasthrithis stomach lining swelling. Took omerezepol i was good in 2 weeks. I started drinking and felt nausea and severe abdominal cramps. Went to E.R. had colitos so i got anti biotics that messed up my large colon which led to IBS. Had colonoscop

SARAH'S PERSONAL STORY

November 27, 2020 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders, Other FGIMD

The last 2 months have been horrible. Very much a rollercoaster ride. Doctors don't know what's going on. 


2 months ago I fell ill with what I thought was a gastro bug. Symptoms were lethargy, stomach cramps, constant nausea, occasional diarrhoea, loss of appetite and weakness. I went through all the tests and they all came back clear. Very frustrating as I feel like the

SARAH'S PERSONAL STORY

November 24, 2020 Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello, Reading the experiences is so heartbreaking. I want to share what has helped me. For 2 yrs now I have had so many scary symptoms from reflux and wasnt sure what it was. I was convinced I would die at times. i went to 3 Dr's and the ER. They all said this will fix you but this is what really helped me. I drink only Alkaline water, I do not eat raw fruits or veggies that are hard and crunc

YASSINE YAZZAN'S PERSONAL STORY

November 16, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I was diagnosed with GERD grade B before 3 moths,


i thought this will not last too long, as my doctor was reacting too cold toward it,


but since that ,i have not had a normal day anymore, i wasn’t aware which food I’m supposed to eat, and which are the

PATRICK'S PERSONAL STORY

November 9, 2020 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders

My story is about my son Michael.  On Valentine's day, 2015 I got a call from Michael explaining that he had thrown up and it looked like coffeee grounds.  I told him he needed to get to the emergency room right away because he was bleeding.  A short time later he called me to tell me that he made it to the ER and they had diagnosed him with esophogeal cancer, stage IV with metas

ALICIA'S PERSONAL STORY

October 21, 2020 Gastroparesis

Hello everyone! I am an 18 year old girl who has been throwing up my whole life. I have always had a bad relationship with food, but now it's worse than I could ever imagined. For a while I just thought i couldn't eat greasy or fried foods because i would be nauseous all of the time. When i was 16 I was diagnosed with a peptic ulcer in my stomach. So for the next few years, i was treated for th

MARK'S PERSONAL STORY

October 21, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I've had indigestion issues all my life but at age 35 I began taking PPI's which eliminated any need for antacids and I could eat/drink anything without concern. Two years ago, age 58, I woke up with the taste of acid in my mouth which I had never experienced.


I went to see a Gastro Dr, had endoscopy, ph monitoring, and motility test. Found out my LES doesnt close, my reflux was n

ELLIE'S PERSONAL STORY

October 19, 2020 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Being constipated is something very familiar to me and has been something I've struggled with for as long as I can remember. I thought having a bowel movement maybe once a week was normal. I had always had stomach pains, but I just dismissed them. When I was 15 my stomach pain got significantly worse. We finally went to the Doctor and it turned out that I was lactose intolerant. After cutting d

GODSON'S PERSONAL STORY

September 26, 2020 Upper GI Disorders

This all started sometime in June this year..  I had lunch and slept off... On waking up, it was just like my whole chest to stomach area was filled up. I had never felt anything like it brfore.. I was so scared because of Covid-19 so I didn't go to the hospital... I got anti biotics because I felt I just had chest congestion due to a cold. It got worse till I later discovered it might be

ALLISON'S PERSONAL STORY

September 19, 2020 Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi, my name is Allison and I am 21 years old. I'm a senior in college finishing out my final year with a Management degree. I was just diagnosed with Gastroparesis July of 2020. However, I've been dealing with stomach and gi issues for almost 2 years. In January of 2019 I contracted C diff colitis, from being on antibiotic. This superbug turned my entire world upside down. It left me feeling we

LARN MARNI'S PERSONAL STORY

September 16, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I started getting problems with reflux in 2014, I would get the usual heart burn after eating certain types of acid forming foods which became frequent, i used to drink alcohol and spicy foods. the problem progressed to central/upper chest pain which I first thought was a heart attack. The doctor prescribed 20mg Omeprezol (PPI) and told me to reduce drinking and try changing my diet. Like every

BREE'S PERSONAL STORY

September 13, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I'm 16 and about 4 months Ago my tummy started grumbling after I ate certain things but I just ignored it at first then one Day I went out and had red rooster and that night I was up vomiting with the worst pain I was really confused why, I called a doctor out and they told me alot of teenagers get acid in there stomach from stress , by the next day I had to go to the hospital because the pain

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

August 23, 2020 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi,


I thought I would share my story. I am in my early twenties and have been suffering with IBS for 7 years. Before this illness started, I was a straight A student, very ambitious, confident and sociable. I first started seeing symptoms after I was pushed into a dirty lake by someone as a practical joke and I ingested some of the water. Since then, my grades dropped drastically,

BRANDON'S PERSONAL STORY

August 19, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

This is my successul experience how to treat my Gerd (not cure). 


I have Gerd since i was 30 (now im 38). I am now no longer raking PPI or H2 blocker but acid reducer (2 or 3 days a month). 


how do I treat my Gerd without medicine ? I would go straight to the answer so you dont have to read a long story : DOING PUSH-UP EXERCISE. You have to exercise hard si

SARA 'S PERSONAL STORY

August 12, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I have suffered with chronic severe mental issues for 16 years. I'm 21 now. As of January 2020, I have been suffering severe abdominal pain associated with Functional Dyspepsia and IBS. Every day is like hell. I can barely fall asleep due to the immense pain I'm in. I feel severely depressed and worried about how long I will have to suffer. I was doing semi okay for about 3 months, with 6-7/10

TERRI LACKEY MCMICHAEL'S PERSONAL STORY

August 9, 2020 Upper GI Disorders

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was June 25, the day that Michael Jackson died. I was watching it from the family flooring store I was working out on my laptop, and I had been drinking V-8 juice and the V-8 fruit juice when it hit me. I thought I was having a heart attack, the pain behind my breast bone was so bad it felt like I had been shot.


    I got up from m

JEANNE'S PERSONAL STORY

July 31, 2020 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hi, I'm 65 years old. I'm active, we own horses and camp and trail ride. I'm a little overweight. I have been suffering 10 years with reflux. I have had every test. Shows nothing. I take 20 mg Nexium. Nothing is helping. I have constant burning in my throat, throat clearing, sore throat. At this point I'm worried about my esophagus. I also have pain in my back and some in chest.. I have had EKG