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

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