PAMELA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Gastroparesis

In the past 9 months I’ve been called anorexic, a drug addict (due to track marks left by 15+ blown ivs), and a seeker. I've been told it was all in my head, asked how bad a stomach ache could really be, diagnosed with IBS, told it was a chronic condition, and even that it was psychosomatic. It w

BONNIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroparesis

Worth it in the end.....


My story began almost 20 years ago when I promised my best-friend that I would donate my kidney to her should she ever need one after her father passed away of pol

JODI'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

The unexpected twists and turns of life...


It all began for me with a good deed. My sweet, adorable, beloved 6-month-old niece had a terminal liver disease and needed a transplant to survi

SHEILA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dumping Syndrome, Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

To start of with I am a diabetic and take insulin on a daily basis. Back in 2007 I was dianosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome which took 2 years to come to this conculsion. Many trips back and forth to the doctors and many test. I never heard of it before but did alot of research on it since then. Then

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

of irritable bowel syndrome and inflammation in the stomach due to gastritis. I am at my witts end as to what will help me. The doctors have prescribed an array of medication including anti-depressants which none are working. The specialist at the hospital has given me no advice other than use your med

WAYNE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

For twenty years I vomited every day, every single jghft day. then it went into certain times like 12:00 lunch time at work .I would race home throw up on the way home get in my shower hot water seems to help, shower for 20 min and head back to work tired wore out.I was in numerous ERs. Go on vacation

AMANDA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Other FGIMD

I am a 24-year-old female. Throughout my childhood I suffered with constant GI problems. My parent's told me that when I was a baby I could projectile vomit like you would not believe. As long as I could remember, I would throw up almost daily. It was fairly random and just became a part of my life. La

MAUREEN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I must agree with many of the people who have posted on this site that IBS can be very isolating and debilitating. I've been struggling with IBS since my early 20's and I am now 52. I've been on various medications and have been instructed to increase my fiber intake, as I primarily suffer from diarrhe

JANET'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi there, i guess its good to know i'm not the only one that suffered from IBS, i had all the symptoms since in my 20's, but never to this point now where i need to stay home due to pain. Anyways the last 6 months,has been life changing for me. after being diagnosis of Lupos, i had to change my whole d

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The Worst Nightmare of an IBS Sufferer: Don't worry, you WILL laugh at me, and it is okay. Part of my coping is my ability to laugh at some of the unfortunate incidences associated with IBS.


ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have IBS, I have had it for many years. I recently also had my gaulblatter removed, this made the IBS worse. I have found something that has changed my life. I could never eat out. I would be stuck in the bathroom with gas and diarea before my meal was done. I now take packets of metamusal with me.

RLE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dumping Syndrome, Gastroparesis, Lower GI Disorders, Short Bowel Syndrome, Other FGIMD

This is actually a story about my late husband , who just passed away on June 17, 2013 at 50 years of age. He had wasted away to 94 pounds, he used to be 210 pounds, 5'11".
He literally died from having chronic diarrhea for over 15 years which led to wasting sundrome, malabsorbtion syndrome. He a

FRIEND OF FEB 2013 ANONYM'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Wow, I read the story from Anonymous Feb 2013 and felt an immediate kinship to (I'm going to say her). My husband really doesn't understand what it's like to feel this way and because we met originally as "foodies," enjoying gourmet meals all over the country on business, he feels that I should continu

JERRIS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

For the past few months I had been having a problem swallowing my saliva. I webt to my doctor a few weeks ago and she said it was acid reflux. So i thought ok i can just take some otcs and I'll be ok. Wrong!! I didn't realize how much this eould affect my life. It's like my life has done a complete 180

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Both my parents have stomach deceases so I was bond to get one. My started when I was 10 or 11 years old. I had caught the regular flu bug but it was different it also had a pain that I could never describe. After I had gotten over this flu that's when the acid reflex started. It was off and on for man

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Lower GI Disorders

I am a female who has been suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome for 35 plus years. In the last two years my symptoms have gotten much more severe. I started having stomach problems at age 14. By the time I reached my mid twenties, the IBS had a major stronghold on me. I have had several tests to rul

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Im a college student, Im a female, Im 20 years old. I got IBS shortly after I delivered my first baby, before that I never had any problems. My sister also got it after her first child and she has it acting up again since shes pregnant again with her second child. My sister told me to take "Culturelle

SUSIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

HI EVERYONE,
I JUST STARTED READING YOUR STORIES AND I AM SO SORRY YOU ALL DEAL WITH THIS SAME AWFUL DISEASE. I AM AWARE THINGS CAN ALWAYS BE WORSE, BUT THIS ISN'T ANYTHING TO "SNEEZE" ABOUT.
I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH GERD ABOUT TWO YRS AGO AND THIS PAST YEAR IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE!! I TRIED A COUP

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Upper GI Disorders

My problem started about 2 1/2 years ago. I was at work and started feeling like I had a lump in my throat and could not breath. I also always feel bloated and have heartburn. (All tests for Peptic Ulcer, GERD negative) Sometimes the heartburn is so bad I feel like I'm having a heart attack. These epis