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

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 67 year old female who has suffered digestive problems most of my life. After having acute pancreatitis at 25 caused by gallstones, my gallbladder was removed. Then came more problems. I am apparently one of the 20 per cent of gallbladder cases left with excessive bile dump into the intestines causing D. The D became so severe 5 years ago that I underwent a colonoscopy and was told that

CATHERINE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was just diagnosed with Gastroparesis about two weeks ago, I can not hold down solid foods for long. i finally got in to see the gi doctor and he sent me to take a gastric emptying study done and it said that i have a sever case of gastroparesis. he put me on medication but with only having share of cost i could not afford the medication. I also was diagnosed with h-pyloria and a hernia and an u

TOM'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders

Problems started around 10 yrs. old with very bad gasteral pains on rare occasions until 19 then was in car accident and 6 months later had exploratory surgery for torn entestine and hernia and removed appendix while they were already in there. Had 2 inches below stomach removed doc said I would be on Rolaids the rest of my life. Things went down hill shortly after that first was very bad acid

PATTY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Dumping Syndrome

When Alex was four days old, we noticed that his breathing was so loud that you could hear it all over the house. and that he had a sunken chest. The pediatrician assured us that he was fine. By the time he was two years old, he was diagnosed with asthma after making many trips to the ER. These visits continued along with hospital admissions throughout the years. Alex was ten years old the firs

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

I have IBS (diarrhoea)and this rather nasty 'propensity' of experiencing embarrassing (sometimes explosive) diarrhoea 'incursions'. many times I have worn light coloured (even white painter's pants and have been rather unfortunate to have been at the wrong place and wrong time in encountering these fast acting sudden and most unexpected accidents of the runs in public (not knowing where the neares

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I was 14 when I was diagnosed with GERD. I was healthy, a varsity soccer player, a straight-A student, and I almost never missed a day of school, until GERD came into my life. I was playing in a soccer game on a hot day, when I had difficultly breathing, chest pain, and I started blacking out. Long story short, I ended up in the ER with heat exhaustion and with orders to rest and get more fluids,

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am 26 and was diagnosed with irritable bowel at the age of 8, it was braught on by severe stress and chronic constipation when my brother was still born. I get constant cramps, day and night and can cry because the pain is so intense, I can go weeks without emptying my bowels and then become the opposite for days/ after. When I do go it can be very painful and take up to an hour. I have three yo

ANIL1986'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am 29, Male, facing IBS, GERD from childhood.
From past 2 years, i am 100% focused to surmount this problem.
Few things that i am following and helped me reduce the suffering by 90%:
1-maintain dairy and eleminate all the trigger points food, exercises.
2-eat 5 times a day
3-have vitamin supplements like B complex and Vitamin D, since my controlled diet is not

PHYLLIS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroparesis

I was told the end of October, beginning of November that I have gastroparesis. The doctors do not have any idea how I got this. I do not have diabetes, IBS or anything else that could cause this. I also have never vomited since I was diagnosed. I have been nauseous and have weight loss. I also have stomach pain daily. The pain can be so bad sometimes that it wakes me up from sleep. The stomach pa

VALERIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am losing any positive approach i had for dealing with IBS D.
During the first forty plus years of my life i had no bowel issues and was quite regular.
In 1985 I had radiation to pelvic area for Cancer of Cervix stage 2, at age 42.
Towards the end of the five weeks of radiation i had constant diarrhea even tho not eating much.
Long story short, things improved and i w

SHEDACARES'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Lower GI Disorders

I am 33 years old and i am taking care of my mom who has stage 4 thyroid carcinoma..she has hypothyroidism which always caused her to be constipated.. we have a lifelong family remedy of consuming papaya for constipation, it works... however it is not enough...


 i was looking for products or herbs which could cater not only colon cleansing,but also wound healing and good form

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 10, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders

I'm a female in my 40's and I first developed gastrointestinal problems in 2008 after about 3 viral gastro bugs at end of 2007. I first noticed IBS-D when I used to be out exercising daily and I'd have to run back home because I needed the toilet. I'd always be in a panic as the pain was so bad and I'd be worried about the possibility of an accident occurring in public. IBS tends to play up for