LAUREN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016

As I sit here in my college classroom, grasping and rubbing my poor belly, I just want to cry. I have had IBS since I was in fifth grade. It has progressively gotten worse. I am now in my twenties and fear this painful quality of life will last forever. I wish I had helpful advise to give, but I am only full of suffering. I can't concentrate on scho

MARCY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Other FGIMD

Hi. It all started with being fed cow's milk when I was a baby. I was constipated from that time on. In my family, we ate what is considered the American diet--meat, dairy, eggs, fruits, vegetables, processed foods, baked goods, white bread, and so on. I remained constipated while being potty trained a

TIA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

just when i thought nothing worse would happen to me after losing my father and grandfather, there it strikes and took away every spark every bit of confidence i had!
i would never forget the day that brought all of this pain to my life. I was

CASEY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

For over 13 years I have woke up every morning vomiting violently and uncontrollably. Today I found a name for this demon. CVS. The demon keeping me from being able to take care of my 5 year old; the demon that keeps me from holding down a job. Doctors tell me its IBS but I know better, others with IBS

JESSICA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I began experiencing horrible IBS-D symptoms about five years ago. They came on so suddenly that within months, not only was I confused and embarrassed, but I developed a severe panic attack disorder. It took years to finally get a diagnoses after pleading with many doctors to take me seriously. Having

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I started having stomach issues when I started my first job out of college in 2011. It was a very stressful job in which I worked long hours and had a hectic drive to and from. The stomach problems started gradually. It would be upset a few days every month. This quickly grew to be an everyday occurren

NATALIA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Well my story started about a year ago. I am a 22 year old female college student who before all this was pretty healthy. Also, let me add in i'm a hypochondriac. Anyways, I have always been pretty regular. I never thought about going to the bathroom cause I never had a problem with it; man I miss thos

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I bumped into this website researching Spastic Colon/IBS


I have suffered with constipation since age 38. I am now age 61. I have also battled chronic GERD from ages 49-57.


ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

When I was 18, I had bouts of extreme abdominal pain. The doctor said I had a nervous Stomach,That was 43 years ago. Over the years, it gradually became a cycle of constipation and bloating to diarrhea. Several years ago, I had emergency gall bladder surgery. During the time leading up to that, I had b

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I hav suffered from ibs for d paSt 11yrs.but my worries is dat d symptoms only occur immediately after my ovulation and wil be in pains up until a day or 2 to my menses,I have being suffering dis every month for over 11yrs and hav being ttc for over 10yrs. I feel d severe pain after d ov affects my egg

DEE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have been ill for exactly 1 year this month.


My problems started out of the blue, i fell ill one night and never got better. I had diarrhoea, stomach and back pains so bad I

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