ALI'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was diagnosed at the age of 12 with IBS when I almost fell over in the mall with stomach cramps. I am a 22 year old with IBS-C and it is terrible. I get embarrassed in public because I have the worst gas, I work in a cubicle so my neighbors hear it all and smell it too. I've been dealing with it for

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hi i am sophia I am 13 years old and i was diagnosed with GERD when i was 6. Hearing all these stories of the effects of GERD have had me thinking of how not so bad my life actually is. When i was very little i used to brag about having it. Now GERD is just a daily part of life. I take a pill twice a d

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello all. I just want to say how relieving it is to have read some of your stories. Knowing there are people close to my age that suffer from the same disorder and daily things I have to deal with really is comforting. It shows I am not alone in this. I am a 23 year old female dealing with IBS.

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I've came across this website by doing research on the symptoms and issues I've been having.


KAYLIN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I started having symptoms of GERD when I was 15 years old. I am 16 now. Last summer, all I would eat was frozen pizza and processed foods, my weight was average for a teenager so I never really worried about gaining weight from eating poorly. Suddenly, every morning was terrible for me. As soon as I'd

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was 50 when I had my first colonoscopy and they found I had Ulcerative Colitis. At 55 I had another and they found I had diverticulitis and IBS. At first it wasn't too bad but after 6 months it has slowly been getting worse. This past week has been my worst, by far. The pain is unbearable and I'm con

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Yesterday i turned 15, i am a male who has been struggling with ibs since 11 years old. I attend a fairly large high school and it is very difficult dealing with ibs, teachers are strict and won't let you use the bathroom or if you do they give you 5 minutes. I hate sitting in class and just feeling li

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

I am in my 50's Very shortly after I eat, I have to poop. I can hold it for a few minutes max. This situation I can control to some extent. Other times, without warning, I feel it coming out and cant stop it.

I always wear a thick diaper everywhere I go. Most of the time I stay stealth with

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

When I was in second grade in 1995 I started to have stomach issues. I was never a very large child and didn't have any weight that I could afford to lose. Over several months I lost so much weight I almost had to be hospitalized. All I knew was every time I ate I felt so sick- so I'd eat just a bite o

ANNELI'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I have suffered from nausea and stomach aches my entire life. But I did not tell anyone about it until 2008. My parents were aware of these symptoms, but it is difficult to really figure out what's wrong with you when you're just a child. I was terrified about telling them, because I had heard stories

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

hello all.....


i am 27 years old married gal.. rite from my childhood i was a healthy child in concern of digestion.. cud eat anything and was free from any digestive disorder.. but 7 mont

JENNY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Dyspepsia

I had PID and that infection spread to create an abdominal abscess. Had hysterectomy & intestinal adhesions corrected(taken out & cut apart as they were all stuck together) Since then, it's been heartburn every day. Started w/onions & sugar triggering it. I was 35. Now 63 & every food causes "on fire" sweating, painful heartburn within 30 minutes. I've had testing, all comes back normal. So frustr

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Dyspepsia

I am a 21 year old female, and my onset of GP and intestinal motility issues started when I was 11 years old. I got a terrible illness, and never really got better. I tried to eat, but would feel sick after a few bites. I love to run, and went out for the cross country team, I made varsity as a freshman, but struggled to keep from losing weight the whole time. As a sophmore, I was on track to poss

ELIZA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders

I don't know what I have because all tests have come back "normal." I wake up with a flat stomach and the first time I eat or drink anything it distends severely. I look suxonths pregnant.
I had an endoscopy scheduled last august, but a week before it I found out I was pregnant. They obviously wouldn't do the procedure. Miraculously, the bloating and pain went AWAY. I had nothing during the

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I'm 24 years old and I've been suffering with IBS since I was 12. This illness has ruined my life. I had to drop out of high school because of this. I had plans to be an on-campus student and that didn't happen either. This is my first year in college due to my IBS symptoms and I will be attending it online. Alone and away from any and all social interactions.
I don't even know what I want

MARSHA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am now 61 and have suffered with chronic constipation for over 20 years. I've managed over the years but as of 10 years ago, I've used psyillium, miralax, and milk of magnesia as a laxative. Over the past year I've noticed that my bowel habits have changed. I complained to my Gastro doc, but he always blamed it on the wrong foods I ate since I had previous trouble with GERD. When I came into off

STEPHANIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

Stephanie's 3rd Annual Awareness Walk for Gastroparesis and Digestive Health was a success! Read more about it in Stephanie's blog. You can also still donate to the event and support gastroparesis research here.

LINDSAY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have suffered with fecal urgency and incontinence since the birth of my daughter in May 2012. I'm 33 years old. I feel like I am carrying a huge weight around with me, everyday is so mentally exhausting. Everything has to be controlled and revolve around me possibly needing to use the bathroom. Some days I have 2-3 minutes to get there other days it's seconds. I suffer from anxiety and take medi

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

SUSAN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello, My name is Susan and I am 52. About 3 1/2 years ago I started getting Really Bad Abdominal Pain. I also have IBS C but I never thought the Pain was due to that ailment and neither do Any of the Many Doctors I have gone to see. I had my Gallbladder out right away and that did Nothing for the pain. The Pain is actually on the right side mid abdomin. I also have Kidney Stones in both Kidneys a