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ANONYMOUS’ PERSONAL STORY

I am a healthy 56 year old man that struggled with moderate IBS for years – being a little kid and having to leave a baseball game and run home to having to walk off stage while playing in a band. When I was around 25-30, I began to manage it. I knew (some) of […]

MY SON’S PERSONAL STORY

While the topic of IBS is rather personal in nature sharing my son’s story here is the hope it will help someone else out there so they don’t experience the same added conditions. Early symptoms were directly correlated to stressful events with a change in bowel habits leading to a failure to thrive diagnosis. If […]

ANONYMOUS’S PERSONAL STORY

Hi I’m 16 and I would like to share my story, I was born with a condition called Gastroschisis, meaning my organs were outside my body when I was born, growing up I had problems with my stomach they said it’s ibs, stomach pains and vomiting, nausea etc, (till now) but since a year I’ve […]

DIANE’S PERSONAL STORY

Hi! My name is Diane. I just recently starting experiencing bouts of Constipation with hard stool and difficult to push out. I do poop out some; but not all the way. It still feels like there is poop inside of me that needs to come out. I’m not sure what is going on. I have […]

JESSICA’S PERSONAL STORY

Hello to all. I came here to find similar stories to mine, to find hope and maybe solutions for intermittent chronic constipation, as I call it. From my first memories, I recall screaming and crying because I didn’t want to do a number 2. My colon always hurt and I would let everyone know! On […]

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 […]

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