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  1. Leaky Gas (LG) / Incontinence / Odor
    Hello! I'm new to this group, and I scrolled the topics in this forum a bit, but didn't see a response that seemed to fit, so apologies if this has been asked recently. My IBS-D is relatively well-controlled from a BM perspective--I follow the low FODMAP diet, and I have several other...
  2. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hey guys ,I have a technical question. How does one go from a flat tummy before a meal to a bloated tummy as soon as 15-20 mins into the meal ? If you look up bloating on the net, it says it is caused by excessive gas in the "large intestine" because the food you ate was not digested properly...
  3. Working and Careers
    Hey guys, at least it is good to know that there are people like me so i feel less lonely! I have been diagnosed with IBS about 5 years ago, and it happened suddenly. I had menstrual pain, like a lot and i went to doctor and he gave me an antibiotic called metronidazole cz he thought it might...
  4. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    off late towards the evening my tummy bloats and pains a lot. it seems the gas is trapped in the upper part of stomach near diaphragm. this has been a recent phenomenon even though i suffering from IBS D for many years now.
  5. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I am new to this group and have had what I am told is IBS for well over 20 years now (i'm 67). Can't pinpoint where it started except to say I was unable to feel empty a lot of the time. Had breath tests years ago which suggested fructose malabsorpbtion. Have tried so many things over the...
  6. Welcome!
    Hi, my name is Bobbie. I am 28 years of age. I have always suffered from the inability to have frequent bowel movement. However it got worst in 2018. In October I did colonoscopy because I was able to pass my faeces for a week, in addition to that whenever i did pass my faeces before then there...
  7. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, Im new to this forum. I'm a 30 year old male from Sweden, who has had digestive problems, mostly with bloated stomach and gas, for some years now. Since this fall it started getting worse, and now this last three or four weeks It have gotten really bad. A new symptom now is that i get heart...
  8. General Discussion
    Almost 3 years ago, a nasty GI problem appeared in my life. My gastrointestinal transit as a whole is much slower, things seem to pass in a much more...difficult manner. I have chronic constipation, our as doctors would put it, IBS-C. But concerning constipation, linaclotide, along with a...
  9. Your Story
    So, I turned 30 and 3 months later got slammed with IBS. At first, I thought it was just dairy. When I cut out dairy, I thought it was gluten. Finally, I saw a doctor. After a bunch of blood work and stool tests, he confirmed it was IBS. I got a second opinion from a Gastro, same diagnosis...
  10. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    It all started in late 2013. I was a 30yr old female, I smoked and drank and ate crappy food but I was pretty healthy. Rarely ever got sick, stayed around the same weight without much effort. And I'd always been regular when it came to the going #2. Then one day I noticed that my schedule had...
  11. General Discussion
    Hi, Does anyone know if α gluco-oligosaccharide is a FODMAP? I can only find information on fructo- and galacto oligosaccharides which are definitely on the FODMAP list. I have been looking at a supplement that is supposed to help protect your microbiome but it contains this and I'm not sure if...
  12. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi All, Sorry for not posting an update sooner but I finally got my Sitz Mark test early January, and a funny thing happened. One week before the test I was required to stop Miralax. Much to my surprise my main symptom, bloating, seemed much less severe. The test showed normal transit times...
  13. General Discussion
    Hi there. Quite frequently these past few months, I end up with incomplete evacuation due to being in a hurry or pooping in an environment that I'm not very comfortable at. Like I feel there's something more to empty but I can't get it out. What happens next is that in the following hours I...
  14. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hey all! So im new to this site.. and to IBS sadly! .. So i have been in recovery from anorexia for 7 years, and so have been through a lot of pain and bloat and gas.. I'm still working on getting my weight up as i am still at a low weight. However, this last month the pain and bloat has been...
  15. General Discussion
    Hi there. I've posted numerous times here about this same issue. Although occasional, it's always a pain in the a** (pun very intended) so it worries me and I feel I need to ask for some info. Due to shy bowel, I rushed with pooping a few days ago and I ended up with incomplete evacuation...
  16. Your Story
    Have seen 3 different gastroenterologist, 2 different naturopaths, numerous diets, medications and tests spanning months to years and still no answers. Reaching out here to see if anyone else has similar conditions/experience or advise. Will try to keep this as short as possible so omitting...
  17. Welcome!
    Hello everyone -- I was diagnosed with IBS when I was 29 - at the time, I was suffering from a lot of abdominal pain after a entering a stressful deadline-driven job. I am now 57. I have the type of IBS that can go dormant for years. After a year-long flare-up in 2000 when I changed jobs again...
  18. General Discussion
    Hi everyone, I've been experiencing IBS - C for over 3 months now. I've been using Dulcolax and Movicol including doing two days of the intense version where you take 6-8 sachets in a day. Nothing has helped. I feel so so uncomfortable and hugely bloating permanently. Before and after eating...
  19. General Discussion
    Hello, This is my first post, I was diagnosed with IBS-C about 3 weeks ago after suffering for an entire year! Has anyone taken Atrantil or knows anyone that has? I am considering trying it but don't want to waste more money on products that never work! Just wondering if anyone here has taken...
  20. Welcome!
    Hi Everyone, I am 29 years old male from India living in US, here is my story. My symptoms started 8 years back when I first joined my work, I was getting frequent gas and urge to empty my bowel but I managed to use bathroom every single time (some days its like 7-8 times a day) without...
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