January 13, 2017 Fecal Incontinence

It was under advice, good direction, and being to the end of my rope that I am finally telling my story, or at least the side no one knows of...

May of 2012, I was hit by a drunk driver on my way to work. It was a horrific crash that left me severely injured, including 9 broken bones and a very serious brain injury that required 6 surgeries and a medically induced coma to even hav


January 9, 2017 Gastroparesis

I wanted to tell my story of gastroparesis to try and help other people that are going through it. I had idiopathic gastroparesis, which means the cause was unknown, but the doctors believed it was caused by some damage to the vagus nerve. At the time I was in fifth grade, so 10 or 11 years old when I was diagnosed with gp (gastroparesis,) but I had it for many months before that. The proc


January 5, 2017 Other FGIMD

I am one of only 1/100,000 people to get to have achalasia (0.001% of the population).  Thinking back, my story really started in my 20's.  At the age of 23 when I was pregnant, I remember having an "air bubble" lodged in my upper stomach/lower esophagus.  I would beat my back against wall trying to get it up.  This was just a tiny nuissance and didn't really bother me much.


January 3, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I was 20 years old when I first started to have symptoms of GERD. My friends mom had just gone through her first surgery for removing 70% of her esophagus from cancer and recommended I sought a professional but I put it off. After almost a year of suffering, I finally went to see a professional at age 21 when I had issues sleeping at night, coughing up acid daily, and the pain being so bad, I d


December 28, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders

I have been reading stories about people that are suffering from these digestive issues. Some people seem to have recently only been diagnosed with like 1 issue.......I would like to know if there is anyone, like myself, that suffers from multiple issues! I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2012. I have since been diagnosed with GERD, Recurring gastroenteritis (not a disease i know), SIBO (


November 22, 2016 Gastroparesis

My name is Alyson, only 21 years old and very recently diagnosed with gastroparesis. I'm hoping posting my story will help me connect with others who can offer me a little hope to my life. Ive had on and off symptoms of IBS my entire life, but it wasn't until a couple months ago I started getting awful bloating to the point where I found it hard to move, the extreme nausea that followed, the pa


November 17, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis and severe GERD about a year ago now. For a year and a half I went undiagnosed. I couldn't get anything down my throat and was losing weight fast. I was 40 kgs and depressed at life. I didn't want people to see what i looked like, and everyone that did thought i was anerexic. It was a very horrible time in my life.

Every day I would have cramps i


November 16, 2016 Gastroparesis

Hi! This is partly my story, but really my son's story. See my 2 year old has gastroparesis, a redundant colon, reflux and a dairy intolerance. Gosh, i feel like a GI specialist now!

I don't know where to start and I really don't know how to keep it to 500 words.

It's been a long journey the past two years. We have been to every urgent care and ER in the city. I don'


October 24, 2016 Upper GI Disorders

I could really use some support.  I am a 54 yr old mother, grandma & wife.  I was diagnosed with IBS (but not treated with meds) about 30 years ago & fibromyalgia about 14 years ago.  About 5-1/2 years ago I suddenly got really sick to my stomach and, with no warning.  I was fine when I woke up, then suddenly started throwing up uncontrollably, noisily (which I'd nev


October 14, 2016 Upper GI Disorders

I am not sure this qualifies for this site but here goes. I am writing on behalf of my young adult daughter. She has NF1 (Neurofibromatosis Type 1), and Plexiform Neurofibromas were recently discovered in 2 sections of her small intestines. They have invaded her intestinal walls. This has affected function and has resulted in malabsorption and iron deficient anemia. We have a Hematologist, Neur


October 12, 2016 Upper GI Disorders, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hello, I am an 18 year old female who has been experiencing gastrointestinal disorder like sysmptoms for almost a year now, and am still on my journey to finding both answers and solutions.

Throughout the beginning of 2016, I experienced waves of overwhelming nausea, a dull achy pain in the pit of my stomach and an extreme dislike for food once or twice a month, lasting usually fo


October 10, 2016 Pediatric FGIMDs

I am 13 years old and i have been dealing with severe, chronic constipation my entire life. My constipation was pretty bad when I was younger, considering I was young and didn't really know what was going on with me. By the time I was 10 or 11 years old, my constipation seemed to being gettting better, or at least I thought. In March of 2016, my 7th grade year, I started experiencing nausea. It


October 5, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi everyone, my name is Jorge and I currently live in north Georgia. About a week ago during one of my frustrations, I stumbled upon this website. And I am just astonished at the story's and even though I know that GI problems are very occurrent in a lot of people's lives, reading these story's I can see very vivid images of what al of you are going through. The reason that I ended up here is b


September 30, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

God bless you for this site.Sharing with ppl who UNDERSTAND helps! @62, I was dx with very invasive breast cancer.Since I had such fierce cancer, I was given LOTS of VERY strong chemo. One is KNOWN to ruin heart function.But the one that brought me here was one made of bark of a literally poisonous tree.THAT one, poisonous in toto, caused the oncologists to give out Imodium like M&Ms in the


September 28, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I just put IBS because that's what I think I have, i'm not actually sure what I have at the moment. I am a 19 year old girl, I've had diarrhea daily, sometimes multiple times in a day, for about 2 months straight, everyday. At first, for about a year or so, I had stomach issues, where i'd get gas regularly, I had bowel issues, my stomach would rumble loudly when I held gas in, and holding gas i


September 1, 2016 Gastroparesis

I was a young, fun, athletic 37 year old, relatively healthy, living in the heart of Chicago, with an amazing job and awesome social network, when my weight started to suddenly plummet...and rapidly. Test after test, revealed nothing except a clinically deficiently low level of vitamin B12. The lab variances ranged from 211 to 947. I was at 75 and having symptoms of neuropathy.  My weight


August 25, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 43 year old male,  been suffering from ibs  for last 10 years.  I was managing it with exercise and diet control upto last year.  But last year I developed ankle pain which was diagnosed as sinus tarsi syndrome which didn't go with medication hence took a corticosteroids injection.  Since then ankle pain disappeared but started with headaches.  So doctor pre


August 16, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 43 year old male,  been suffering from ibs  for last 10 years.  I was managing it with exercise and diet control upto last year.  But last year I developed ankle pain which was diagnosed as sinus tarsi syndrome which didn't go with medication hence took a corticosteroids injection.  Since then ankle pain disappeared but started with headaches.  So doctor pre


August 12, 2016 Gastroparesis

7 years ago I had surgery to fix a hiatus hernia. Straight away I was unwell and within 3 months I went back to the surgeon complaining of problems with my bowel. I was told it was because I was still recovering from my operation. the next 5 years were the worst years of my life. I was always sick either vomiting or being on the toilet up to 20 times a day, for days at a time with an overactive


July 31, 2016 Lower GI Disorders, Pediatric FGIMDs

My five year old son Weston has struggled with gastrointestinal symptoms since he was born in 2010. These symptoms began as vomiting, diarrhea, failure to thrive, malabsorption syndrome, and acid reflux