NICOLE GARCIA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

I have been dealing with "undiagnosed" digestive issues since I was 25. I have spent a majority of my 20's and now the beginning of my 30's suffering and living a life controlled by digestive motility disorders.
It all started with not being able to go to the bathroom for weeks at a time, nausea, noticeable and uncomfortable bloating (look pregnant/clothes not fitting), painful stomach cram

KAREN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

Hi everyone was I pleased to find this page as I'm at my wits end iv even starting goin to church ( which is something iv never done before but I do believe in my angels) iv suffered badly with EDS and everything that goes with it and as a child with unkind cruel parents I had spent over time some years ( if u put them all together) in hospital as I had bad constipation where I didn't go for mo

KAREN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

im so sad as its hard for me to write long as I have awful EDS hands but I thought I had sent a long story about my suffering with gastroparis not eaten for 6 months stomach and groin pain so bad iv bn rushed to hospital many times I take a very high dose of morphine for my EDS and because I can't tolerateANY food not even liquid food I'm waitin to see a gastro surgeon nxt month I spent most of my

DARLENE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

My story started around 2008 and it took 6 years to get a correct diagnosis for my Gastroparesis. My health issues all started when I was working with a family member. First my blood pressure went sky high, then I started having stress and anxiety problems. A few years before this all started I was using some cleaning fluid to remove spots from some clothes, not thinking about breathing in fumes f

ANONYMOUS BARBARA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Upper GI Disorders

I have dealt with constipations as long as I can remember. I am now 65 in good health apart from the fact that now I have diarrhea that can happen anytime anywhere. My husband and I moved to OK 1 year ago from CA. 2 months ago I was in a Belk Department store looking for a gift for my grand daughter and I knew I was going to loose control of my bowels. The ladies bathroom room was at the other end

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

hi am mandi, my gastroparesis story .It over 4 years ago i almost completely fated in Walmart and i couldn't walk back home . after so many test and so many diets i couldn't find out what was going on .i got to point i felt i was dieing .then i change my diet i was feeling better and all was fine tell it cost to much but i moved on with my life and move to Cali .when got there i started getting ba

LIZZIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

About 7 years ago I was so sick, I looked like I was ready to have triplets. I was in terrible pain, was nautious and vomiting. I went to my GI and he started performing all these test. Then one day I was asked to bring two pieces of buttered toast for my next test, they provided the hard boil egg that had some kind of mechanism in it where the tech could take pictures every 15 minutes for two hou

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

Hi everyone I'm Frances. Well I been reading most of the stories and brings me to tears.. you see I think I detected this early. In fed of this year (2015) I try something new wit my fiance and started smoothie and enjoy ourselves because we both lost 10 pounds in 10 days.started feeling sick so I had to stop. Well I'm also diabetic. Fast forward to may I have been 225 pounds I'm now 190! Everyone

LESLIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

I was diagnosed with gastroparisis 1 year and 3 months ago. I was very active, volunteered as an EMT, worked as a medical assistant and was always busy enjoying life with my grand children and friends. I woke up one morning not able to eat and with terrible abdominal pain.I live in Idaho. I found a doctor in Seattle Washington that has been great and insisted that I get the Stimulator Implanted. I

NETTIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am 18 and have had IBS since 11. Every time I get just a little over excited or happy, diarrhea is bound to happen. In the span of 2 weeks, I have lost 10 pounds of water weight which is completely exhausting. I'm embarrassed constantly and am in constant fear that I'll spend the rest of the day smelling like diarrhea. None of my friends know, and when I run to the bathroom for 20-40 minutes, I

TATSUHIRO'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

Since I was in high school I had developed IBS-D (diarrhoea predominant irritable bowel syndrome). Fortunately I do not consider myself to have a chronic but frequent flare-ups of diarrhoea. It has been sort of a nightmare with me as I have had many embarrassing public diarrhoea accidents as one of the 'perks' of this disorder. Some of my more most embarrassing were my accident in Paris at the

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Upper GI Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 27-year-old female. My problems began ten years ago. When I was 17, I had a bowel obstruction. This seemed to happen out of nowhere, and I don't remember having symptoms prior to this. I had no idea what was happening to me, and assumed that my appendix had burst. It was the worst pain I have ever felt. My mother took me to the ER, and I was admitted to the hospital, where I had to under

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

Hello, my name is Cathryn. I am 17 years old. I have gastroparesis and have had it for a long time now. My case is very severe and I also have chronic GERD too. Yet, I am not diabetic oor borderline. Gastroparesis has caused many delays and harsh outcomes in my young life. They do not know why I have this, I overall try to be positive about it, although, it is extremely hard. My mom tells me all t

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders

Just finding this site is such a help. I can identify with so many of the stories. Maybe my experience will help others. I am male and 67 years old. I started seeing doctors about my bowel problems, diarrhoea and constipation, nearly 40 years ago. I have heard it all from the docs; it was stress, IBS, but finally, Coeliac disease.


I went gluten-free, and apart from the odd acciden

ASHLEY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH GERD 2 MONTHS AGO..I DO NOT WISH THIS UPON MY ENEMIES..I HAVE BEEN TO THE HOSPITAL NUMEROUS TIMES BECAUSE I JUST KNEW I WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACK. THIS AFFECTS MY WHOLE BODY. I FEEL WEAK AND HAVE CHILLS ALMOST ALL THE TIME. MY BACK, SHOULDERS AND NECK IS WHAT REALLY HURTS ALL THE TIME. I GO SEE THE SPECIALIST IN 2 WEEKS AND I'M PRAYING HE TELLS ME I CAN GET THE SURGERY. I STAY

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

My son who is 6 year old has recently been diagnosed with GERD after they did a 24 hour PH probe test. They said it was non-acid reflux(alkaline) that was seen in the Phtest.He probably had it since he was born but was never diagnosed. He was very colicy as a infant too. We noticed that his voice started getting hoarse when he was 2 years old, but we thought it would get better with time. He's

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

Hello. I was just diagnosed as having this awful disease. It's funny because i just had my gallbladder taken out almost a week ago. My surgeon said he didn't think the surgery was going to help, because at the time, we didn't know what was causing my pain, nausea, and weakness. I've always had stomach problems. For many years, the doctors were saying I had IBS. Two years ago my doctor did some tes

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

When I was 15 I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. Before I was diagnosed, I kept having to see my doctor for stomach pains. She then diagnosed me with irritable bowl syndrome. Even though I was on medicine the pain did not stop, it became worse. I would vomit up to 20 times a day and nobody could tell me what was wrong. I'd spend up to 40 days in the hospital at a time. I got referred to different

NICKIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have been going through debilitating intestinal cramps almost daily (usually in the morning) for about 15 years now. I am a 30 year old female and the symptoms are only getting more frequent and severe. Sometimes I will be in the bathroom for about an hour in the morning in crippling pain, other times I can be back and forth all morning dealing with the same issue. I'm a teacher, now in my 6th y

SUE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Thanks to all those who shared their IBS experiences. Iti is comforting to know I am not the only one. I am 74 years old and have been living with IBS with constipation since I was 8. During the past year, the episodes have become more frequent. I have pain in my left side and back, bloating, severe cramping and gas during an attack. When it is over, I am weak, and it takes me several days to reco