JIM’S PERSONAL STORY

I fell off a ladder about 25 feet up on too a concrete floor, I went to the hospital the doctors had checked me out and set me up for a MRI but couldn’t get me in right away, they put me in a room and the nurse come in with a diaper in her […]

KIMBERLY’S PERSONAL STORY

Hello I am 55 and have had IBS-C for twenty years. As a child I suffered with ulcers from stress…. terrible pain. These days I’m in moderate to severe pain DAILY. I take gabapentin to take the edge off but not completely. I use distraction and meditation. I fast intermittently. Exercise mildly, and try to […]

ANONYMOUS’ PERSONAL STORY

I’m pleased to be able to share my IBS-C story. I’ve read each and every one of yours and empathise with them all. Here’s mine.I’ve always been somewhat prone to constipation, but it only became a major issue in May 2018. I suddenly developed constipation which lasted for a few days, so I contacted my […]

SARAH’S PERSONAL STORY

It all started back in January of 2017. I changed my diet a bit, and decided to start eating more salads. On this particular day, within 30 of consuming the food, I was sprinting to the restroom with horrible diarrhea and burning abdominal pain. Thinking it was unrelated to the salad, the same situation played […]

JEREMY’S PERSONAL STORY

IBS will be the death of me. I am a freshman in college who has been struggling with IBS, specifically the diarrhea kind. I’ve been dealing with this for about a year and a half. It has been such a horrid time. My mental health has gone down more than you can imagine, I am […]

BRANDON’S PERSONAL STORY

I dealt with bedwetting (and a little day wetting) throughout most of my childhood. It mainly resolved by my teen years, but now as an adult in my 30s, it has returned. The best management strategy I have found has been wearing disposable diapers to bed every night. My wife has been very supportive and […]

ANONYMOUS’ PERSONAL STORY

My name is Kate and 10 years ago Out of the blue I developed very high blood pressure.I was a very healthy mum, working full time and looking after elderly parents.I ate well, drank very occasionally, never smoked and exercised alot.I started to experience strange symptoms, such as exhaustion, feeling constantly thirsty, leg twitches, digestive […]

LOIS’ PERSONAL STORY

I have had a long struggle with IBS most of my life. I am now 72 years old and this is a disorder that gets worse as you get older. My IBS has now been complicated with diverticulosis and adhesions in my bowel and diabetes. I just found out from the gi specialist another thing […]

JOANITA’S PERSONAL STORY

Constipation and dysentry, both have been constant companions throughout my adult life. Most of it is hereditary, my brothers have it too. This has been a constant source of headache literally, for all of us. Once relieved, my mind has felt lot calmer. Otherwise i am given to fits of anger and even physical aggression. […]

YVONNE’S PERSONAL STORY

I am an elderly woman who has suffered with chronic constipation for years..My days now revolve around whether or not I can have a bowel movement…I have been prescribed just about every laxative known to mankind..I was on mirilax for about 5 years, but it is now no longer effective…My heart goes out to the […]

EDITHA’S PERSONAL STORY

Even as a young child, I remember having what they called a “nervous stomach.” Forward to College and going to Law school, I noticed that a little anxiety while doing an oral exam and I my stomach was turning “upside down.” This would often happen so I dropped out of law school. Got married, had […]

NATALIE’S PERSONAL STORY

About 11 years ago I was diagnosed with POTS. It took 6 months and 6 doctors to discount my symptoms completely. From the beginning my sudden issues were blamed on stress and anxiety by just about everyone. My immediate family. My friends. My trauma surgeon father in law who said my problems were above his […]