October 24, 2017 Upper GI Disorders, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Lower GI Disorders

I have been dealing with gastrointestinal issues for nearly a year now after having the stomach flu in November 2016.

My symptoms were often upper and lower GI- constant diarrhea, stomach pain after eating, constant acid reflux, awful nausea, headaches, vomiting. April 2017 I took a turn for the worse and was puking every morning despite medications. I had an upper endoscopy


September 29, 2017 Upper GI Disorders

I am a 20 year old college student living in Iowa. In November of 2016, I got sick with the stomach flu. Since then, things deteriorated gastrointestinally. In December I was still having diarrhea and constant nausea, and so my family physician prescribed 40mg Protonix (pantoprazole) once daily. This helped a lot, and I would notice a difference in the morning if I waited too long taking my ant


September 13, 2017 Fecal Incontinence, Hirschsprung's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I've had a severe constipation since age 14,was diagnosed with mega colon ,had BMS only every 4 to 5 days.

Had to get embarrassing weekly enemas from my mom till age 22.the enemas helped me a lot,but made me Dependant on them for life.

Any advice how to get off weekly enemas ?



August 21, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was diagnosed with IBS just a few months ago. Last year I had my gallbladder removed after giving birth. Since then my digestive system never felt better. Diarrhea, gas, nausea, constipation would occur regularly. Sometimes I don't even want to eat just to avoid flare ups at work. I miss out on dinner dates or family events because of this. I went vegan not too long ago that seems to help.I t


July 10, 2017 Lower GI Disorders

I have had upper GI problems since birth. Despite maintaining a pretty healthy diet (according to a nutritionist) all of my life, my problems increased and got worse after I turned 50. Even so, I still want to be as active as possible, and help others if I can.

A bit more history:  I've struggled with IBS since age 29 (when I became pregnant); my problem is mainly sudden, urg


May 30, 2017 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders

  Dear Sir;

                 My name is Sharadchandra​ S(Age 35)...I am suffering from health related disease since Jun' 2006. My problem is that I suffered from the problem of stomach(abdominal) weakness due to which I m unable to take proper breathing due to lack of support from stomach.I suffered from tuberculosis in stomach a


May 24, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I'm 42 years old and I've just been officially diagnosed with IBS after spending years cycling between constipation and diarrhea. I had to have my gall bladder removed, and when my symptoms only got worse I saw a GI. He ordered an EGD and colonoscopy, and found some diverticulosis and a mild hiatal hernia, neither of which was a good explanation for my continuing symptoms. IBS was the cause, he


April 14, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

My name is Josh and I am a fellow IBS-SIBO Survivor. Like a lot of people I’ve struggled with the digestive disease throughout my life. I’ve


March 11, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

This body is 62. I am fit, slim and active. In the past I was much the same. My mum tells me I almost died within weeks of my birth in Bristol UK. I was throwing up all the time; every feed was emptied efficiently, as a result I was starving to death. I had been read last rites in the hospital (not that I understood!). My mum was paying what she thought migh


March 10, 2017 Gastroparesis

Hi my name is leon i was diagnosed with Gp  2011 my second year in college i was 19 im now 26. Ive learned a lot over these past 7 years from going to the hospital once or twice a month to hospital to now only about once every two,three months and may know a little that can help you deal with it a little better...first and for most i give all praise to god because with out him i would have


February 23, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello, I have been dealing with IBS-D & IBS-C since 2013 & it's getting worst.  On Doctor number 6 now & she honestly is trying to help & seems to care.  Had every type of test & several types of medicines.  Each one has told me I need to find my own Happy Medium & trust me I'm trying.  Feel like a prisoner in my own body.  I can't plan any type


February 23, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I was about 19 when I had my gall bladder out.  The sergeon said that it had merged with my liver.  With the antibiotics, I had lost my gut bacteria, and I was perpetually sick after eating for about 10 years.  My brother bought me a natural digestive cleanse, and I got a lot better.  My digestion was normal... until...

About 6 months ago, I went to a naturopathic


February 20, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Aaron has made great strides to raise awareness and funds for IBS research. The first annual IBS 5K Run/Walk for Hope was held in Allentown, Pennsylvania in October of 2016. Thank you, Aaron.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can sometimes be a hopeless cause. Myself, along with other individuals I personally know, have struggled living with this diagnosis. There is


February 18, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello my name is Amy my daughter Briana is 17 with Gastroparesis, GERD and irritable bowel.  She has had stomach problems off and on her whole life.  She has had 16 surgeries and 2 of them were open heart surgeries.  Because of the open heart surgeries she has GERD and off and on Esophgitis.  The past couple years she would get sick from eating and drinking.  All the do


January 27, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi Everyone!

I've had IBS for 4 years now and I have been stuck at home as I continue to look for ways to counter this. I have been documenting my journ


January 25, 2017 Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Pseudo-obstruction

Well this story is about my child. At a few months old constipation became an issue that would come and go. Up to age 3 we treated this by the pediatricians recommendations with suppositories, v8 splash, senna a list of things. The suppositories we not pleasant of course and we just kind of backed off everything. Things seemed better, life and Mom-brain took over. So over the next several years


January 23, 2017 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Ihave suffered from IBS for many years when I was  about 25 pounds heavier than Iam now My IBS '"D" 'prevelent was terrible   Ihad many accidents ,and terrible gas and bloating I was afraid of having an accident and going out to eat ment being careful

I tried eveything including several prescriptions which my Gastro Recommended  I tried One d rug was vey dangerous &


January 15, 2017 Fecal Incontinence

I'm really not completely bowel incon but after a hemacolectomy (removal of aprox 1' of decsending colon for concentrated diverticulum), I began to experience very severe urgency. It is such that even with a bathroom near by, I rarely make it. Every effort to use the toilet has resulted in soiled clothing and the difficult task of cleaning the bathroom. As you can imagine, this restricted my no