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

AMBER'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 30 year old female. I've been living with IBS since I was 12. Let's just say some days feel so long when dealing with this problem. I remember as a teen waking up every night with stomach cramps. That's how it all started. High school was a nightmare having to map out the closest route to a rest

STEVEN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I'm a 26yr old male from Australia, with mainly dyspeptic symptoms of bloating and tightness in the stomach/upper abdominal area. It started a few years ago when I had very large meals I would noticed I get bloated and feel constipated afterwards. I attributed it to just eating too much. Since 2013 the

LAUREN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

As I sit here in my college classroom, grasping and rubbing my poor belly, I just want to cry. I have had IBS since I was in fifth grade. It has progressively gotten worse. I am now in my twenties and fear this painful quality of life will last forever. I wish I had helpful advise to give, but I am only full of suffering. I can't concentrate on scho

MARCY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Other FGIMD

Hi. It all started with being fed cow's milk when I was a baby. I was constipated from that time on. In my family, we ate what is considered the American diet--meat, dairy, eggs, fruits, vegetables, processed foods, baked goods, white bread, and so on. I remained constipated while being potty trained a

TIA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

just when i thought nothing worse would happen to me after losing my father and grandfather, there it strikes and took away every spark every bit of confidence i had!
i would never forget the day that brought all of this pain to my life. I was

CASEY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

For over 13 years I have woke up every morning vomiting violently and uncontrollably. Today I found a name for this demon. CVS. The demon keeping me from being able to take care of my 5 year old; the demon that keeps me from holding down a job. Doctors tell me its IBS but I know better, others with IBS

JESSICA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I began experiencing horrible IBS-D symptoms about five years ago. They came on so suddenly that within months, not only was I confused and embarrassed, but I developed a severe panic attack disorder. It took years to finally get a diagnoses after pleading with many doctors to take me seriously. Having

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I started having stomach issues when I started my first job out of college in 2011. It was a very stressful job in which I worked long hours and had a hectic drive to and from. The stomach problems started gradually. It would be upset a few days every month. This quickly grew to be an everyday occurren