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  1. General Discussion
    We wish we could know more about what is really on the minds of IBS patients. So, we thought we would ask you! We've created a quick questionnaire asking IBS patients to share what aspects of their illness are most impactful to their lives and what messaging most reflects their experience...
  2. Welcome!
    Just found your page. I was diagnosed with IBS some 13 years ago after a stressful time at work. However having spoken to most IBS sufferers in my circle of friends who have periods of relief before a flare up mine seems to be constant. Can you help. My diagnosis came after as I said some...
  3. General Discussion
    HI, i'm Andy and I am new here, i thought id write something about why I am here, mainly how I am not sure of what I have and the road to trying to figure it out and get cured. My main frustration is that I have been told and read, that IBS isn't curable, that they don't know really what causes...
  4. Welcome!
    So here goes I haven't been diagnosed with ibs and haven't been tested I am 22 years old (female) and have had stomach problems for a very long time Back in 7th grade I started having issues with constipation. l would be unable to go to the bathroom in the morning and would force myself to go...
  5. Your Story
    Hi Everyone, My name is Sashi . I am new here to this forum and to IBS. After many Gastro doctors and every test in the book possible coming back negative and many stays at the hospital, I think I finally found a Gastro doctor that can give me some finalization. I have been going through this...
  6. General Discussion
    Since about 2007, I've had a problem with bowel movements. I guess it fits the catchall term IBS, but I haven't been able to find a good explanation for what's happening or how to treat it. Basically, the problem is that movements won't all come out in a normal way. It requires pushing, and as...
  7. General Discussion
    I'm a 27 year old female who has been recently diagnosed with IBS as a result of guess work from doctors. I have been having pain in the lower left side of my abdomen on and off since September '15 but recently the pain is constant and affecting me really badly. I have been off work weeks with...
  8. General Discussion
    Hi all, First time posting. My doc has me diagnosed with IBS since I was about 18 (27 now). Basically, my mother ws diagnosed with IBS (with now turns out to be diverticulitis) so anytime I went in with stomach pain, I was told it was IBS, without any further tests done. In the last three...
  9. GI-related Diagnostic Tests
    I will hopefully be getting a Colonoscopy appointment sorted soon. I was wondering, for those who have had one can you please tell me what the whole process of the procedure itself is? From the moment you walked in to your appointment what happened? Was there any preparation following up to...
  10. Your Story
    I've always had issues with my bowels, even when I was a child. I used to go between constipation and diahorrea on a weekly basis. My mum used to fill me up with Fibrogel and then either dose me with syrup of figs or duclolax. I used to drink have a glass of Andrews Salts every couple of days...
  11. General Discussion
    Launch of IBSchek, a New, Simple Blood Test to Quickly and Reliably Diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) SALEM, MA, May 14, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Commonwealth Laboratories, Inc. ("Commonwealth") announced today the availability of IBSchek(TM), a new blood test designed to help...
  12. Your Story
    Hello, Late-40's woman here in CA, I was diagnosed recently with IBS WITHOUT a colonoscopy.... Can it really be IBS when it all started with a ton of BEANS and the lower right bloating only happens mostly on my period?? I have NEVER had intestinal disorders at all, not even heart burn... It all...
  13. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi everyone! I've just been diagnosed after been told for three months I had gall stones (got that a bit wrong!!) when they sent me for an x-ray and said i was backed up all the way through my large intestine.....even though I wasn't constipated!! I never overly suffered, just was always...
  14. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hello! I don't know if anyone wants to read this so I'll leave a tl;dr at the bottom. I've suffered from IBS since March of 2013. I got two bouts of food poisoning in a month and I guess by the second time my digestive system just messed up for good. I've found some relief with a gluten and...
  15. General Discussion
    Hi all, Thanks to everyone who makes time to read and respond to everyone's concerns here. Am posting here as I've had GI issues since November, and haven't received any firm answers--it's a bit of a maze-like narrative, but as the doctors are unwilling to listen to my spiel I thought I'd reach...
  16. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    So, my whole life I have had somewhat irregular bowels. I just thought it was normal that I would feel pain after eating, be gassy and bloated for up to 3 hours after I ate a big meal. However, thinking about it just today after I ate lunch and began dreading the walk home with a tender and...
  17. General Discussion
    Hi all, This is my first post, which is also coincidently my reason for joining this forum. I have recently been diagnosed by my doctor as having IBS. However, I am not entirely convinced by his diagnosis and for a matter of fact neither does he! I have been wanting to seek advice from...
  18. Fibromyalgia (FMS)-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
    Hi, I'm new to this site. I have suffered with IBS for a few years - always had digestive problems but got diagnosed around a year ago after three years of tests. I see a Gastroenterologist and I did say that I am constantly achey and tired who did say that it wouldnt have anything to do with...
  19. General Discussion
    Please can anyone help with advice and guidance? I am really at the end of my tether and want to prepare myself for my next consultation without sounding like I have researched every page on the internet!... Brief history - 35 yr old female, UK NHS patient, Symptoms of IBS since late teens...
  20. General Discussion
    Hi, I'm 17 years old and I've been going to doctors for the past 9 or so months. My problems started last year when I had a case of D in school and had to go home. Since then I've had both D and C occasionally, and I've been to several different doctors. The first time I went to my pediatrician...
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