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  1. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Here's the story Ok, so I started obvious IBS symptoms in November of 2016. Though my normal bowel movements before it all were on the looser, and more frequent side, probably partly because I've been a runner most of my life. But I was getting ones that stuck to the bowl in April that year. I...
  2. Your Story
    So I have been dealing with IBS-D for about a year and it has most definitely been a rollercoaster on my life. I remember waking up one day and having diarrhea after eating. I figured I had caught a stomach virus or ate something that didn't agree with my tummy. From that moment on it has just...
  3. Women's Health Issues
    New poster here, have never posted on an internet forum before and looking forward to some good feedback. Hi, I'm a 24 year old female currently almost 3 weeks into a severe IBS episode. I have IBS that fluctuates from diarrhea to constipation and is exacerbated by anxiety and certain trigger...
  4. Young Adult's Issues
    New poster here, have never posted on an internet forum before and looking forward to some good feedback. Hi, I'm a 24 year old female currently almost 3 weeks into a severe IBS episode. I have IBS that fluctuates from diarrhea to constipation and is exacerbated by anxiety and certain trigger...
  5. Women's Health Issues
    Hi all, from a new poster but not-so-new "lurker" I'm Shari from California. My IBS is the mixed kind; I think the term is IBS-M ? Fortunately I don't always have issues, but when I do have issues, sometimes they involve diarrhea & sometimes they involve constipation. There's a semi-long...
  6. General Discussion
    I have had IBS for about 4-5 years now. I have visited so many different doctors, dieticians, and therapists and I still don't feel well. I Follow the fodmap diet which did help my symptoms but I don't understand my flare ups. I do have generalized anxiety disorder and I am on mood stabilizers...
  7. Women's Health Issues
    I started going through menopause about 2 years ago - this past year has really "heated up" for me (hot flashes and irregular periods). I've suffered with IBS-D for over 30 years, and while I have a pretty good handle on it - during my periods - it's horrible. My mother told me that when she...
  8. Women's Health Issues
    Hey ladies, I've just started considering the connection between IBS and hormones since I noticed a sharp increase in IBS attacks right before my period starts. I've been on the Nuvaring for a little more than a year, and I chose it because it has such a small dose of hormones (I had previously...
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