Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am 40 years old and have had stomach issues for many years. I was diagnosed finally with Gastroporesis after having an emptying study a few years ago. I have lost about 35 lbs in the last yr. I am already a small frame and tall. I recently saw my medical record and she had me also listed as being anorexic!!! Im not anorexic, just have Gastroporesis. She was my gastro dr too. I was going to the va where I live and they are the ones who diagnosed the disease and started me on Reglan. I told them I was not working so they increased it to 10 mg 3 times a day. I went back after losing wt and...

I was recently told about this site to share my story. I currently suffer from 7 diseases and other health conditions; Gastroparesis, Thyroid, Dumping Syndrome, GERD, IBS, Primary Adrenal Insufficiency, Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency, Empty Sella Syndrome, Raynaud's Disease, Spastic Colon and Pyloric, ANA Positive, vitamin deficiency and insomnia. I currently take 15 different medications. One medication I have to take without fail otherwise I could go into a coma or die. Believe it or not I still work full time, even though my doctors have told me to stop working. Financially I can't...

I was told I had IBS when I was in my early 30's after entering recovery for an addiction. I have heard social stress and financial stress might be the onset for IBS. I suffer from diarrhea and severe bloating everyday especially diarrhea in the morning. Sometimes 6 times to the bathroom just in a few hours. I rarely drink coffee and have tried to eliminate caffeine and fat from my diet. I exercise to reduce stress. I also rest as much as possible. Twenty years later, I am on anti-anxiety medication for the diarrhea but it does not really help.

I wish there was a cure but maybe the...

I am losing any positive approach i had for dealing with IBS D.
During the first forty plus years of my life i had no bowel issues and was quite regular.
In 1985 I had radiation to pelvic area for Cancer of Cervix stage 2, at age 42.
Towards the end of the five weeks of radiation i had constant diarrhea even tho not eating much.
Long story short, things improved and i went back to work.
About ten years later I had a stomach ulcer, and frequent abdominal pain. The dr who did a colonoscopy said worst case of radiation damage, inflammation he had seen for a...

I am 29, Male, facing IBS, GERD from childhood.
From past 2 years, i am 100% focused to surmount this problem.
Few things that i am following and helped me reduce the suffering by 90%:
1-maintain dairy and eleminate all the trigger points food, exercises.
2-eat 5 times a day
3-have vitamin supplements like B complex and Vitamin D, since my controlled diet is not balanced.
4-finish dinner by 8pm, sleep by 10pm and wakeup early by 4:30am, drink warm plain water 1 liter try attempt to clean the bowel. do cycling or walking for 1 hr, then drink 1 lt warm...

I am 26 and was diagnosed with irritable bowel at the age of 8, it was braught on by severe stress and chronic constipation when my brother was still born. I get constant cramps, day and night and can cry because the pain is so intense, I can go weeks without emptying my bowels and then become the opposite for days/ after. When I do go it can be very painful and take up to an hour. I have three young children and an epileptic husband and my ibs complicates our already stressful life. At school I was severely bullied due to absences and frequent bathroom breaks and anxiety from this put me...

I have IBS (diarrhoea)and this rather nasty 'propensity' of experiencing embarrassing (sometimes explosive) diarrhoea 'incursions'. many times I have worn light coloured (even white painter's pants and have been rather unfortunate to have been at the wrong place and wrong time in encountering these fast acting sudden and most unexpected accidents of the runs in public (not knowing where the nearest loo would be at.

Well this was it! Despite the warm winter days, I had gotten an idea. As I live in a suburb, Townsville, I was with my partner en route to Brisbane Airport for a flight...

Tom

Problems started around 10 yrs. old with very bad gasteral pains on rare occasions until 19 then was in car accident and 6 months later had exploratory surgery for torn entestine and hernia and removed appendix while they were already in there. Had 2 inches below stomach removed doc said I would be on Rolaids the rest of my life. Things went down hill shortly after that first was very bad acid reflex then visits to the ER. Years later removed gallbladder do to extreme nausea and a few years after that more visits to the ER with serious vomiting, Diarria and very bad stomach pain. I was...

I am a 67 year old female who has suffered digestive problems most of my life. After having acute pancreatitis at 25 caused by gallstones, my gallbladder was removed. Then came more problems.  I am apparently one of the 20  per cent of gallbladder cases left with  excessive bile dump into the intestines causing D.  The D became so severe 5 years ago that I underwent a colonoscopy and was told that I had microscopic colitis.  Then I had another colonoscopy in 2014 and the pathology showed no MC. Now I'm told it is IBS-D.  Maybe this is what you...

Sue

Thanks to all those who shared their IBS experiences. Iti is comforting to know I am not the only one. I am 74 years old and have been living with IBS with constipation since I was 8. During the past year, the episodes have become more frequent. I have pain in my left side and back, bloating, severe cramping and gas during an attack. When it is over, I am weak, and it takes me several days to recover. I told this to my new GP during a routine visit, and he informed me he also has it. He prescribed an antispasmodic and told me to take a magnesia product every night to "keep things...

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