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  1. General Discussion
    I am a 24 year-old female with IBS-D. I have had persistent stomach pain for about a year now. I have tried lots of different medications. Some work for a little and then stop. Right now I am on Lotronex and am hoping that helps. How do people cope with persistent stomach pain, both physically...
  2. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I'm an engineer and developed IBS-C about two years ago. My job is really demanding, so naturally I'm stressed a lot. Additionally, I sit at a desk all day staring at a computer which can effect my digestion between the sitting, boredom, and the stress. I'm considering a career change to...
  3. Working and Careers
    I left my job a few months ago after 11 years there. I've had ibs-d most noticeably since the age of 20 but symptoms have gotten progressively worse. I couldn't bare another year at my job, it caused great stress which didn't help symptoms. Redundancy came up so I took that opportunity to...
  4. Leaky Gas (LG) / Incontinence / Odor
    I had been diagnozed with IBS 10 years ago and have been suffering from SLG everyday. I have been ridiculed in every job that I have done, mocked at and this built up more stress leading to more gas and it became a vicious cycle. Over the years I have tried charcoal tablets, probiotics...
  5. Young Adult's Issues
    I'm 21 years old and newly diagnosed with IBS. (At least that's what my doctors think it is) When I was 14 I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and migraines as well as depression and anxiety. These things alone made going to school and work extremely difficult for me. I had to be homeschooled...
  6. Young Adult's Issues
    Hello, I'm in my last year of high-school. I've had IBS since I was 14 and my academic life, social life, and general quality of life has deteriorated since then. I'm about to start applying to university courses soon. On this forum, I see that loads of IBS sufferers lose their jobs or find it...
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