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I Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 102 People

    Ibs Vs. Chron's Help Me!

    The doctor diagnosed me with IBS the 1st of this year. We're still in the process of ruling out Chron's disease. I have been nauseous for months. My previous doctor couldn't find anything wrong with me. I spent a week in the hospital because I'm constantly dizzy. I started...
    KiaraP KiaraP
    18-21, F
    Jan 10, 2010

    Where Have You Left Your Embarrassing Undies?

    So ... sometimes we don't make it, at least I can't all the time.  So I've learned how to leave my undies behind.  It's usually in the bathroom at work, in the feminine disposal.
    FriedaJ FriedaJ
    1 Response Jun 23, 2009

    Just Got The Diagnosis...

    ...within the past few months, but have been dealing with this issue for quite a while. Things have just proceeded to the point where there's no way to stop my body from reacting the way it does. My attacks of diarrhea seem to be triggered by just eating a good meal. Larger...
    ABDreamz ABDreamz
    56-60, M
    Jun 1, 2010

    Irritable Is Right!

    I have had IBS since I was in high school. I utterly was miserable and couldn't go to school because I was always in the bathroom! I ended up dropping out and getting a GED because at the time, there was no name for IBS and nothing could cure it. I remember popping Imodium just...
    aka746 aka746
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2007


    I've had this for just over 2 years now and take mebeverine hydrochloride tablets to slow down my gut motility as the doc says. It's a really irritating (ironically) illness especially when you want to go somewhere which takes time to get there. But overall I'm thankful that I...
    fuzzy777 fuzzy777
    Jul 23, 2008

    I Was Diagnosed A Few Years Ago With Ibs And Have Just Learnt To Cope With It .

    I got diagnosed with IBS a few years ago . I was under severe stress at the time . I feel I'm forever got wind or gas . I get constipated as well as loose bowel . I tend to get irritable bowel when I'm under stress . I find certain foods and drinks contribute to irritable bowel...
    mishy40 mishy40
    Nov 20, 2011

    I Hate It So Much!

    I'm not scared to talk about this subject as the girls at work think my digestive system is fascinating n are always inquiring about it! ANYWAY! =-) I have always had a bit of a phobia of going to public toilets for wee let alone a poo!!! But that all had to change when...
    sazead sazead
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2007

    I Spent Most Of Today In The Toilet

    I am exhausted from being in pain and needing to go toilet and changing my clothes and feeling dehydrated and not daring to eat or drink and going up and down stairs and I have seriously had enough
    dispossessed dispossessed
    51-55, F
    Nov 27, 2013

    Overactive Bowels Get Me Down :(

     Hi everyone :) I've had IBS for years.  Sometimes I get the runs, but more often than not, I have three or four full bowel movements a day.  By the end of the day, I'm sore and tired and still full of gas.  I haven't found any particular way to make this go...
    2good4u 2good4u
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Sep 9, 2009

    Ibs Sufferer For @least 4 Documented Yrs Now

    I have been suffering from IBS & UC for years. I have tried many products and been through all the horrible side affects. I normally go about 10-14 days w/out a bowel movement because of my chronic condition. So, I started taking FiberCon 2 weeks ago. I take 2 in the morning...
    Lacole81 Lacole81
    26-30, F
    Apr 20, 2012

    A Few Unusual Tips

    I have had it for a good few years now and although it is fairly mild it comes on with stress. As well as taking care with food and drinking plenty of fluid, I find keeping warm also helps. A few years ago a friend recommended wearing adult nappies which I found a huge...
    wetrev wetrev
    46-50, M
    May 8, 2013

    Ibs Sufferer For 5 Years Now It's Gone!?

    I use to be so scared that I was going to have to live with this anxiety and fear that comes with IBS. If I leave the house am I going to be able to make it to a bathroom. Am I going to be able to work a full shift without any trouble, etc. 5 years ago is when my ibs started. I...
    Socks25 Socks25
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2010

    Ibs Is Socialy Embrassing

    I went to a socail meeting a few weeks ago and I had a shocking bloating and pain that I had to leave , also felt the need to pass wind to rid of the pain . Its so socaily embrassing this condition . I find if I eat big meals it causes it so I try to eat smaller meals.  I should...
    mishy40 mishy40
    Dec 13, 2011

    Bad Timing...

    I'm 19, I suffer from ibs and it's so embarrassing... I've had to give up playing hockey after high school because of it. I have interrupted class on a couple occasions because of loud gas and I've embarrassed my prime and proper British mom at dinner party once.I guess I can...
    PerpetuallyBloated PerpetuallyBloated
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2011

    It's such a horrible thing to experience,

    I've had ibs for about 2 years now, medication helps me get through it but there are days when it's hard to control because you're constantly thinking about what if, I'd love to speak to someone who knows what I'm going through, just so I know someone else understands what it's...
    StephN24 StephN24
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2014

    I Get Consipated More With Ibs But Not Where Is I Can't Go At All .

    I get consipated with Ibs , I will be able to go then be stuck in the toilet for can't finish the job . I hate being stuck in the toilet when I have alittle boy wanting my attention and trying to explain I cant come out of the toilet yet.  My symptoms come and go but come often...
    mishy40 mishy40
    Dec 15, 2011

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    reikiman123 reikiman123
    Sep 23, 2013

    When I Get Abit Of Stress And Worrry Going On In My Head Then I Get Ibs Symptoms To Follow ..

    My ibs is caused through stress , which I have abit in my life . I find it uncomfortable to be around people socaily for Im forever got wind and gas and worry losing control of that in front of people . So I advoid socail situtations because of these symptoms . I just wonder do...
    mishy40 mishy40
    Dec 5, 2011

    It's All About the Bananas.

    Looking back, I've probably had IBS since I was a teenager. I used to dance, and I'd get so nervous before performances that my stomach would start to rumble... and you know what happened from there. :) Before I was diagnosed, I went on a date with a guy and we went to the Olive...
    randomramblings randomramblings
    31-35, F
    22 Responses May 24, 2008


    I have had IBS for years but was not diagnosed until about twenty years ago. Had a lot of problems during childhood especially if I didnt get to the toilet in time. It was embarrassing having friends know I was in nurses station having my bottom cleaned. This has unfortunately...
    westy012000 westy012000
    Dec 18, 2010
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