SHELLY’S PERSONAL STORY

I live with this everyday. Its absolutely miserable. The more u move around the more u feel u have to use the bathrm. Dr .prescribed me med, but not helping. Everyday is so many trips to the bathrm that I can’t function a normal life. I feel sick every morning . It interrupts my life […]

CASSEYNA’S PERSONAL STORY

From as far back as I can remember, I’ve had digestive issues. I remember being 2 and 3 years old, rolling around on the floor in agony while screaming and crying. As a baby the doctor told my mom I had a dairy allergy which was cut out of my diet. The stomach pain however, […]

ENGY’S PERSONAL STORY

I’m a 22 year old college student from MN. Born in Egypt, raised in the US. I got diagnosed with IBS – Constipation & GERD when I was 15. I got Post – Infectious IBS from when I traveled back to my home country then. I ate at a restaurant over there & I ended […]

SARAH’S PERSONAL STORY

Hello, Reading the experiences is so heartbreaking. I want to share what has helped me. For 2 yrs now I have had so many scary symptoms from reflux and wasnt sure what it was. I was convinced I would die at times. i went to 3 Dr’s and the ER. They all said this will […]

ELLIE’S PERSONAL STORY

Being constipated is something very familiar to me and has been something I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember. I thought having a bowel movement maybe once a week was normal. I had always had stomach pains, but I just dismissed them. When I was 15 my stomach pain got significantly worse. […]

ALLISON’S PERSONAL STORY

Hi, my name is Allison and I am 21 years old. I’m a senior in college finishing out my final year with a Management degree. I was just diagnosed with Gastroparesis July of 2020. However, I’ve been dealing with stomach and gi issues for almost 2 years. In January of 2019 I contracted C diff […]

ANONYMOUS’S PERSONAL STORY

Hi, I thought I would share my story. I am in my early twenties and have been suffering with IBS for 7 years. Before this illness started, I was a straight A student, very ambitious, confident and sociable. I first started seeing symptoms after I was pushed into a dirty lake by someone as a […]

EVON’S PERSONAL STORY

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The first thing that comes to mind occurred when I was nine and I was with my Mom.  She asked me “When is the last time you had a bowel movement?” I thought she meant, when was the last time I threw up.  After all, whenever the stomach flu came to town, I got it.  […]

CAT’S PERSONAL STORY

When I was 12 I remember the very first time I ever had heartburn. I woke up from a nap and had sourdough bread. I remember thinking I was gonna die. I never felt this before. My mom said there was no way in hell that I had heartburn at 12. She gave me a […]

MARTIN’S PERSONAL STORY

I had a tentative diagnosis of IBS by way of elimination.  It started with a diagnosis of Enteropathogenic E. Coli and a prescription of ciprofloxacin to cure it.  The antibiotics made it better, but the symptoms of loose stools didn’t go away.  The next trip to the doctor (an infectious diseases specialist this time) resulted […]

ANONYMOUS’S PERSONAL STORY

I have been reading these stories for years, thank you to all who shared. Time to give back. IBS-like symptoms around age 18: bloating, gassiness, diarrhea, constipation, smelly and excessive gas. At age 24, I started having severe stomach pains, elevated heart rate, and sinus pressure (upper and lower) about an hour after i ate […]

KAREN ZINK ‘S PERSONAL STORY

I’m a 67 yr old IBS-C sufferer for 2 yrs.  After using Linzess unsuccessfully and having worse issues, i’ve found my solution.  Every AM I take SAMe, 200 mgs; Jarrow methyl b12, methyl folate plus p5p(b6); Pro-50 probiotic, 2 capsules; 1 capsule L glutamine (NOW); magnesium 1 250 mg gelcap: 2/3 scoop Prebiotin Probiotic in […]