MIKE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I had to take laxatives for 52 years. over the that made me more spastic as time passed . now I am living with terrible ever day. I almost pray for diarria. I am going to ask for removal of my colon. that can have consequences that could kill me. but right know I am living a unbelieving hell. I pray every but it gets worse . god help me please.

DINA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders

I had an ulcer when I was 7 years old. My first experience with internal problems. In my 20's it was issues with constipation. It seemed like I tried everything under the sun. Some would work for awhile and then stop. In my mid 30's I was starting to have severe digestive issues, then pain, etc. I had an endoscopy which showed nothing. I was given different acid reducers finally working up to the

PHYLLIS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

I have had gastroparesis since 2008. I am dealing with the symptoms quite well currently. However, I developed Tardive Dyskinesia in Dec. 2013 after taking Reglan for almost 5 years. After many searches online regarding GP and TD, I discovered there have been lawsuits brought against the manufacturers of Reglan by TD sufferers. I am interested in pursuign something like that because I know my care

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Lower GI Disorders

IBS-C started in the summer of 1975 and I was hospitalized for 3 days in which I endured both upper and lower tests, and the doctor attributed the problem to stress; so I stopped driving taxi on the night shift, changed my diet, cut out alcohol, and went back to school.
When I returned to driving taxi in 1982 none of the problems returned until one early--morning in the winter of 2005 I cou

SHIRLEY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I've had IBS-D for over 20years now and have learned that anything high in fiber, fast food, prepackaged foods, alcohol and even milks will keep me running to the bathroom 4-5 times a day. sometimes it just doesn't matter what I eat, I'll get bloated, pains and then the diarrhea will start the next day. Of course, 30 minutes after I eat I'll have to use the restroom. So timing is everything. Howev

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 51 year old woman. As a child (think 3 grade or so), I had constant constipation. Eventually, after a few years, it called itself down and I had a normal high school and college life (except what they thought was an ulcer, have since found out it was hiatal hernia). But then I graduated from college and the real world took it's toll. At 27 I was diagnosed with IBS. Every thing I ate went ri

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Lower GI Disorders

Thank you to everyone who was willing to share their storiy. They gave me the courage to contribute here. I am a 46 year old male and I have suffered from chronic constipation since early childhood and the cause is not mysterious. I was born with a neurogenic bowel and bladder defect so bowel function has never been normal for me. My chlldhood was filled with painful enemas. But what is most depre

LOGAN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was diagnosed with IBS recently. I am young, and for that I know that I have years ahead of me to go. But I feel that I should't worry. Pain will pass, as it is only temporary. Just take it a day at a time, sometimes even minute by minute. It will pass. Don't worry and enjoy what you have. You have been blessed. Don't let anything stop you from doing what you want.
Thank you for letting m

CHRISTINE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

Cheer up folks!!! I read stories about people staying home all the time and scared to leave the house. I have had incontinence for over 10 years. I am now a 55 year old woman who wears diapers and has a wonderful life. I can go most anywhere and remain stealth about my diaper issues. I got used to them, stopped worrying about it and just enjoy life. Most of my girlfriends at work know I have to we

DEB'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis the beginning. I believe my journey began in 1989 with the first migraine, but I didn't realize it. The first migraine I had was a reaction to Indocin. I thought, at the time! And it may very well have been! What you also need to know? Is that I was an avid exerciser, biker, jogger, and really worked at being healthy. Always had sinus and constipation issues but did my best to get ar

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 70 year old woman who was diagnosed with IBS-D about 25 years ago, though I think I had mild symptoms for 15 years before that. Since then, I have gone through many different treatments and approaches, and have visited numerous doctors and practitioners. Some things worked for a while, but then stop working and I am back looking for the "miracle" cure... and everytime something stops work

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I'm a46 year old female sitting in a hotel room with painful symptoms of ibs. I've been working with a g.i. Doctor who suggested I look into a low Fodmap diet. I did, and symptoms greatly improved! It's been tough eliminating foods and introducing them- results will vary and it gets confusing. I recommend using a nutritionist- next on my docket!! However, I've lapsed on being conscious of what I e

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I've had symptoms of IBS for over the last two years or so... just before I graduated. I didn't think much of it at first and thought the symptoms would pass. As a student my diet wasn't great but it wasn't that bad either. Soon afterwards the stomach pains became a part of my everyday routine, followed by constipation - I would drink litres of juice or lemon water, eat bags of prunes and apricots

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

After 50 years of dealing with IBS may I suggest the following:
What to do when IBS attacks in rush hour traffic.
Prepare an emergency toilet kit and place it in your car. Some people include clean underware and pants.
Emergency toilet kit
Metal bed pan with absorbent bed pan liners (Walmart)
2 bed pads (doggie pee pads work well)
TP and a small package of

AMANDA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

my story of my life started with ibs,then very painful spasms of pain and diarrhoea up to twenty times a day , after two children . i then had multiple surgery non bowel related ,gall bladder,hysterectomy etc the intense pain eased ...then my energy levels sank, food no longer seemed to be doing anything .. then pain everywhere crept in even sitting on a chair hurt.
i was then diagnosed as

APRIL'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

Hi My name is April!!! I am so excited to share my story! Omg first and foremost to everyone living with this God awful disease Gastroparesis I love you and I am praying for you constantly! Well I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was pregnant with my youngest son! Horrible at keeping my levels under control thinking ir was a game! Well in 2010 I had my first set of symptoms and didn't know! I wa

JOSI'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Many of the great notables of our day would defend the widely used verb-age we all know is true "knowledge is power", even scripture teaches us this. I have had to force myself to make drastic changes in lifestyle and diet, including staying informed and realizing "I am my best advocate". Even Hippocrates stated "all diseases begin in the gut"...I armed myself with this knowledge and went head

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Lower GI Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am dependant on enemas. Will be 63 soon ,have used them for about 35 yrs. I had developed hemroids, had been ill ,not eating ,when I started eating, I had hard stool and forced some bowel movements. A visiting doctor gave me a bottle of powder ( can't remember the name, but it increases bulk) and I took it. Of course my constipation got worse and my hemroids became horrible , I couldn't leave th

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am 24 years old and I had been having stomach issues for about a year. Finally went to the doctor who scheduled a EGD and a colonoscopy. There I got diagnosed with Gastritis and IBS-C. I was put on Linzess, IBgard, Prilosec and I take probiotics everyday. I'm still learning to manage my symptoms and learning how to eat right.

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

In March, 2015 I became ill with symptoms that were flu-like and resulted in aches and pains, and a fever. After a couple of days my bowel movements stopped and gas pressure and bloating became acute. I went to the ER and they did a cat scan, which showed an intestinal blockage. The Dr. said was that the blockage was caused by adhesions that had formed near the Ileum from my appendicitis operation