I Have Ibs

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    i hv ibs since 1 yr, has any1 recovered from it

    completely n enjoying normal life as dy used to do it b4 ibs? please share ur treatments if u hv benefited frm such. thanks!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 31, 2015

    So for the last 2 years I have been dealing

    with cramps and gas. Constipation it's horrible!! I suspect ibs or a parasite maybe? My doctor wants me to get a colonoscopy I wonder if he will be able to diagnose ibs then?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    i need help! im having a flare up.

    what do you guys do?
    foralwayslove foralwayslove
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2016

    I was diagnosed with a spastic colon caused by

    stress when I was 21. I am now 58, and it's worse than it's ever been. I'm also under a lot of stress. I just heard about a diet called the SCD diet that I'm going to try. It's supposed to cure you if you do it right. After suffering all these years, that would be a dream...
    laffmor laffmor
    56-60, F
    Apr 12, 2016

    I Have Ibs And It's Ok.

    Ok, first off I want to say hello to everyone. Anyways I have IBS and another number of stomach problems. It got real bad when we moved and I had to start at a new school where I didn't know anybody. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't seem to fit in anywhere and that...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jul 17, 2011

    Quick question. I have IBS

    and GERD. Which causes what? Does the IBS make the GERD worse or vice versa? I just want to get one under control so I can focus on life and now have to feel horrible every day of my life. Please help
    Sasssyy Sasssyy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2015

    I don't have IBS, but I have some tips

    that I've learned from people who do: No coffee No cold drinks Gluten free Lots of whole foods No dairy You should just become a vegan Fruits and veggies help the digestive system Yogurt Consider hypnosis (it helps some people) Go on medications No fast food hope I helped :3...
    anonymousgirl31 anonymousgirl31
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2016

    Operation For Nothing...

    I had been diagnosed with IBS a little while ago, maybe about a year ago, as I was struggling with tummy problems and illnesses, and I went through my GP to be referred to the hospital, who confirmed it as being Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Recently, for about two weeks, I...
    chelle88 chelle88
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 30, 2010

    I have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

    I've always had a very sensitive digestive system, but it became really bad in 2010-2011. It was triggered because I had severe depression and wasn't eating particularly healthily, and I was prescribed antidepressants, which made it almost impossible for me to eat or digest...
    pixieowl pixieowl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

    My Battle With IBS

    It all started at the age of 16. All of the sudden out of nowhere I felt like I would not make it to the bathroom. Some days diarrhea and others slight constipation. Stress and Anxiety make this issue 10X worse. I have not noticed a difference of my symptoms with different...
    MadisynMylei3 MadisynMylei3
    1 Response Jun 13, 2013

    Learn To Live

    I was diagnosed with IBS 10 years ago after a period of pains, bloating, bleeding, runs, constipation, nausea and blackouts. I was prodded and poked by a number of Drs in all the places the sun don't shine before they came to the conclusion it was IBS which is essentially a...
    easyass88 easyass88
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 7, 2013

    As I am in bed reading people's IBS experiences,

    my stomach is making a lot of noise. Probably in a little bit I'ma have to run to the restroom. Story of my life, only because I have IBS.
    peacenluv123 peacenluv123
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    I don't remember not having IBS.

    I was officially diagnosed at the age of 16. My life made so much sense. I react to dairy, corn, beans, peas, rye, and random foods. Sometimes grease affects me, other times it doesn't. It sucks. I'm always in pain. I ended up spending 10 hours in the ER one time because of it...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    My Name Is Ashley, And I Have Ibs

    I have had problems with IBS since i was probably in seventh grade. I just got diagnosed two years ago. I had anti-spasm medication that would sometimes constipate me and sometimes would give me diarhea. I never have a normal BM anymore. Anytime i have to go "#2," i get realy...
    ashleywade47421 ashleywade47421
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2011

    I have IBS. I have had it

    since I was 15. It seems all I do is have bad gas and have frequent bowel movements(15-20) a day on a good day I gob10 to 12 times a day. I have stomach pain.
    louse24 louse24
    26-30, M
    Nov 19, 2014

    I Am Too Young For This!

    I am a 17 year old girl with ibs. I was just diagnosed last week. I have had these problems for about a year and its so embarrassing. Most days i didnt want to go to school because of the gas pains and the uncontrollable gas. I couldnt walk down a hallway without those...
    Casey2014 Casey2014
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

    Ugh each day seems like a big struggle.

    I have to carpool to work - and we pass various farms and the animal smells usually trigger anxiety and sweating symptoms. I try to assure myself that it isn't me that smells like that but I don't understand why I can't just be at peace. I've slowly been becoming a hermit...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2014

    I have had IBS since I was in elementary school,

    I would miss a lot of days of school. I would sit on the toilet for a hour before school because I thought it would make a difference as to if I'd get sick at school or not. eventrually I went through middle school and missed more days. along the way I found out I had OCD which...
    SabRaWr SabRaWr
    18-21, F
    Jul 15, 2015

    Ibs-m (ibs-a) I have Bentyl

    for stomach pain
    xXFiyaTheOneAndOnlyXx xXFiyaTheOneAndOnlyXx
    18-21, F
    Jan 29, 2016

    I have the worst digestive system known to man.

    I am lactose intolerant and dairy can be hard to avoid. When ever I eat dairy it goes straight through me and I get the Hershey squirts lol. But if it's not a lactose episode I get chronic constipation and sometimes it gets that bad I end up eating dairy just to clean me out...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 16, 2015

    I have struggled with IBS

    since I was 15. My doctor recommended a natural herbal product called Ibergaust and it's been a life saver. I just wanted to put it out there because I wish I had heard of it 10 years ago. Combined with Inner health, Metamucil and walks, I almost feel like a regular human.
    Girlong Girlong
    Oct 3, 2014

    The cramps and diarrhea

    that come with IBS are just awful!
    Duckysmommy Duckysmommy
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    Suffered from IBS for

    as long as I can remember. Have memories of having a stomach ache after every lunch in the first and second grade. Growing up it was mostly IBS attacks triggered from bad food like take-out. Was diagnosed with IBS at age 15. Age 17 a combination of Anxiety, IBS and who know what...
    K14A07M K14A07M
    26-30, F
    Dec 2, 2014

    Or I thought that was all I had.

    I have had stomach issues from a very young age and have had tests done to rule out other digestive disorders in the past. There had been a clinical finding for celiac at one point, but negative blood work to go with it. As of lately things have gotten a bit darker. My...
    Wandering2 Wandering2
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2015

    Stomach Issues

    I've always had intermittent stomach problems, but about a year ago they got really bad. My stomach hurt all the time, I was always nauseated, and had either diarrhea or was constipated. I know from being a medical assistant that these are classic signs of IBS, or irritable bowel...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 7, 2008

    I think it is stupid how doctors won't operate

    on hemorrhoids unless there completely messed up. Clearly they cause discomfort Fix them!
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117
    22-25, M
    Dec 17, 2014

    I don't have IBS but my lovely girlfriend does

    and Ik little about it and she's to embarrassed to talk but I can tell she really wants help. Can someone please explain IBS to me and tell me about the pain/ what happens? Thank u
    vampireking4444 vampireking4444
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 25, 2015

    I suffer from ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) I

    am 13 years old and it sucks and hardly anyone has it at my age and honestly no one understands me it affects my everyday life I can't eat anything without worrying it's going to affect my symptoms and I feel so embarrassed and anxious all the time and to add to this I have S.A...
    emilycatherine emilycatherine
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014

    Please Help Me (ibs-d)

    I was diagnosed with IBS-D about 2 years ago. For almost a year I've been using Lomotil, which helps decrease the frequency of my bathroom trips but doesn't help the diarrhea aspect of it. I saw a GI specialist about twice - once for a consultation, once for a colonoscopy to...
    xpinkjuicex xpinkjuicex
    1 Response Oct 2, 2012

    So I'm almost sure I have had ibs ever

    since I was little but it's really annoying me now and I'm not sure if I should go to the doctor and get formally diagnosed. I always get diarrhea when important dates are coming up and sometimes I'll randomly get the WORST diarrhea cramps ever and it makes me cry it hurts so...
    bailsw bailsw
    18-21, F
    Jul 23, 2015

    I suffer so much always had trouble with my

    belly but cause depression got so bad doctors noticed it's IBS and I have had it long team but it went for a few years so painful and can't really eat anything anymore and get stabbing pains and a swollen stomach all the time it's horrible I have a lot tablets Meant to take but...
    Unknown1456 Unknown1456
    22-25, F
    Oct 18, 2014

    And Acid Reflux Disease.

    It basically feels like I have the flu all the time, the combination of nausea/ vomiting, and diarrhea. More recently I've been taking medication, and it has been helping. Except tonight... It's hitting me, and it took like 5 minutes after eating something for it to go...
    deleted deleted
    May 5, 2015

    I was diagnosed with IBS

    when I was 15 years old. I remember hardly being able to go to school, but that was pretty much the all. I couldn't meet my friends, because I didn't want them to see me having an attack. I couldn't eat half of the things in school, and most of the things I ate back home seemed...
    ajatuksissani ajatuksissani
    26-30, M
    Jun 19, 2014

    Hey everyone! So I've been dealing with IBS

    and collagenous colitis for years. I just started a new diet for IBS-the low FODMAP diet, and I'm really hoping it works. I haven't started to see too much change yet and I'm getting a little discouraged. I could really use any advice, words of encouragement, or experiences...
    khuntley3 khuntley3
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    So Where Are We In Terms Of Ending Up With IBS, Lets Start Fighting Against It!!!

    HI tehre.. I am suffering from IBS since last 8-10 years. I used to eat chicken and goat meat, however since IBS cought me, i have become a pure veggy. Probably because I am a vegitarin guy, i suffer from IBS symptoms only in morning session. Once I complet 3 -4 sessions of...
    Feb 7, 2013

    It started after I moved out

    for the first time - too much stress, a no good diet of mostly Caffeine and waaay to many problems and cigarettes. Two and a half years it has been. Yet I am still plagued with bum sweating issues. Ibs has ruined my youth. I'm scared of car rides, hate being in close proximity...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 10, 2015

    Does anyone else suffer from extreme

    bloating/How do you deal with it? I go from 28-35 waist over the course of a day... It's making me really depressed as I'm happy with my body on a morning, but my clothes barely fit me by the night 😞
    fpcd42 fpcd42
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2015

    well ....i have ibs..

    .but it is realated to stress....every time i leave my home ...i go to loo and poop and when i am out....i feel scared that i might need a loo....and many times i really do... i had many breakups...i was very true to all of them but they cheated on my...may be thats the reason...
    mikeee3135 mikeee3135
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015


    I had my first daughter in the early summer of 2009, I was 20 years old. Before getting pregnant, I was very healthy, active, and fast paced! Never, drank, smoked, or partied. I then had my second daughter in winter of 2010. About two months after I had my second daughter, I...
    ryahstellamommy ryahstellamommy
    22-25, F
    May 17, 2012

    Why oh why do I never learn?

    ! Had a busy weekend with only time to grab junk food with my other half. I know I should have cooked and controlled what I ate and drank, but with both of us being tired we resorted to quick food and drink options. I'm now in bits... Had horrible cramps before bed last night...
    Zexy129 Zexy129
    22-25, F
    Jun 22, 2015

    I have issues with IBS

    and when I am out and about running errands on weekends; there isnt always a bathroom available. I have been trying different types of products such as Depends; or underware type products. Most seem to be designed for those with urinary issues; but not for IBS type issues...
    MrGreg MrGreg
    51-55, M
    Jul 6, 2015

    I <3 Mebeverine

    I was diagnosed about 6 months ago now, after spending two months refusing to leave my flat as I was convinced that I'd lose control somewhere public. I couldn't make it to the nearest shop when I needed milk for my daughter, I couldn't take her to the playground across the road...
    sophiegracious sophiegracious
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 1, 2011
    heathee heathee
    46-50, F
    Mar 15, 2015
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