ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Upper GI Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was born with my problems. Doctors wanted to gve me a colostomy at birth. My parents said no. I had chronic pain always. Sometimes I could eat and sometimes I couldn't. I never had normal bowel movements. When I was able to go, it was like little rabbit pellets. I had to strain to get that out. That

LORIBIRN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Lower GI Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 47 year old woman who suffers from severe IBS and diverticulosis, (I have had 3 bouts of diverticulitis. I am healing from one now). My problem is since this all started I now suffer from anxiety. I am so afraid every time I get even 1 twinge, I wish I knew how to relax and not get stressed out

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi there, thanks for reading this. I am a 20 year old woman who was diagnosed with IBS about three years ago, though I have suffered from it all my life and simply assumed that my weird bowel patterns were normal. As a little girl I'd dread sleepovers, or staying away from home, because the change in d

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello I'm jan I am 51 and going through the menopause I have sinus problems ibs shaking anxiety an depression an loads more I cry all the time please tell me that some one is going through this it's driving me crazy and I don't no which way to turn if any one as got any of these symptoms please let me

MARIA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello...I am a 49 year old female who has suffered from IBS-D since High School, so for a very long time! Over the years I have had many bad episodes and tried many diets, medications, talk therapy, you name it. My life got much worse when I had to have my Gallbladder removed. Talk about adding insult

MOM MACDONALD'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dyspepsia

My son has suffered from functional dyspepsia for a long time. He is a teen now and the latest treatment we have tried is medical hypnosis. I read the articles on medical hypnosis on the website. I am in the health care field of cancer care also and was open to whatever treatment modality would help us

ANNIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dyspepsia

I've experienced burping and digestive problems for my entire life. All foods seem to cause it, with the exception of water. I eat vegetables and fruit and small amounts of protein daily.


ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 38 year old male and I have been suffering from IBS since childhood. I'm not sure at exactly what age the symptoms started but I was not diagnosed until my early teen years. I must say that it has destroyed my life. As a child and teen, it was very hard socially dealing with the embarrassments o

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I started having pain and heartburn after eating certain foods and at one point went to the emergency room thinking I was having a heart attack when in fact it was my gall bladder. At age 40 I had my gall bladder removed. After that I started having abdominal pains and frequently (and suddenly!) having

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am starting to think I may have IBS with constipation. It is incredibly painful. ive had pain that started last night and has been going till this afternoon, almost at 24 hours. there is no relief cause I can't go to the bathroom there will be intense pressure, horribly painful! but nothing will come

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Been living with IBS for 3 years now.Has it ups and downs. Changed my diet and lifestyle. Did a lot of research on relief. I was kind of surprised when i read cannabis sativa aka pot helped many sufferers. I tried it and must say it does help in some aspects.You don't have to smoke there's vaporizers or you can cook bake and consume it. I know It's

YUVARAJ'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Other FGIMD

Hi ALl....In first place my heart goes out to all who have been suffering from GI disorders..!


I am a 24 year old male from India, Late April 2013 i had Typhiod fever post that i developed

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Im a 28 year old female. Ever since I could remember I've strugged with my bowls. For years it's been periods of contipation with bloating, gas pressure, pain.Then usually the loose bowels, constant trips to the bathroom, thefear of not making it, the dehydration. I tried balancing between laxatives, s

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 23 year old female. At the age of 13, I developed anorexia. My digestive system changed a little but by 21, after i had received help, I wanted to eat normally again, my digestive system didn't agree. It got progressively worse after a horrible bout with the stomach flu. 12 hours of puking and d

DHA CHAMPION STEPHANIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroparesis

Stephanie is an active member of DHA who is inspiring others with her positive attitude and her pursuit to raise funds for gastroparesis research. Diagnosed with gastroparesis five years ago, Stephanie is determined to live the best life possible – and to do her part to raise awareness and funds

PAUL'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello everyone
I have suffered from nausea and ibs d 10 years ago and recently started again. My symtoms mainly nausea and weight loss due to not eating because of the nausea. Both times after a d & v bug lasting about a year. I have had every test going which are very unpleasant and doctors

SLEEP AND LOPERAMIDE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have been dealing with IBS-D for the last 10 years.My GI problems Started when i was a baby.I was lactose intolerant. During my teenage years I was diagnosed with GERD Then treated for that.It was in my late 20's when I started to pry for answers. I have found it very helpful to keep a food diary and

GERI LAROSE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroparesis

I am a 36 year old female who was diagnosed with Gastroparesis two years ago while completing my final year of graduate school while working full time at a Fortune 500 company reporting to a Chief Executive.  During this time period, I experienc

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Since childhood i had some episodes of gastritis (diagnosed when i was a teen). It got much better when I went to college and got older. Still, I had occassional issues over the years, especially during times of high stress- and there has been much of that. About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with GERT,

ADAM'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

First off thanks to all of you that have shared your stories on here. Very nice to know that i'm not alone in all of this.


As for my story, I'm 29 years old. I was diagnosed with IBS follo