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  1. General Discussion
    Hello guys, sorry to make another thread like this but I'm desperate and I really need someone with some experience to talk to as nobody has helped. I'll try to make this as fast as possible. I'm 19 years old, one year ago I went to the bathroom as usual and ended up pooping out massive amounts...
  2. 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...
  3. General Discussion
    How many people have gotten an endoscopy or colonoscopy?Have you gotten an endoscopy?Yes637.50%No1062.50%Have you gotten a colonoscopy?Yes743.75%No956.25%Do you think you should get these procedures done just to be sure you don't have some other digestive disorder?Yes1487.50%No212.50%How...
  4. General Discussion
    Hey everyone, I've been having some problems and I'm not sure what to do. Most of my symptoms started last summer. When I had a bm I was noticing red and black spots in my stool. At first I ignored it but it kept happening, so I asked for a stool test from my PCP. Everything came back...
  5. General Discussion
    Hey, I'm planning to trial many of the wonderful AD's, antidepressants, for constant pain as well as continuous tension headache. This process may take a year or longer considering that each trial needs to last 1-3 months. I'm not sure who would be the best doc for this, GP or GI or...
  6. General Discussion
    Anyone have recommendations for a good IBS doctor in the Washington, DC area? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  7. General Discussion
    Hi, I am having all the symptoms of IBS, most of the doctors are not good enough to treat the IBS. I have been following the instructions of the doctor for a couple of months now, I have been weak and don't have much energy to do anything. Can someone please let me know names of the good...
  8. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    So I've just signed up to this in hope that it will help me. I'm not actually sure if I have IBS because I haven't been to the doctor, as going to the doctor is something I fear quite a bit which is a bit weird really. So whenever I get stressed and nervous I get D (I noticed you guys call it D...
  9. Research Studies
    Possible link between doctor-patient relationship and coping with IBS? Can you help? I am currently studying Health Psychology MSc at Northumbria University, England, and having focused on sufferers' perspectives on coping with Irritable Bowel Syndrome in my undergraduate dissertation, I am...
  10. Welcome!
    hi. never normally do this sort of thing, please read and comment as I used this site 2 years ago and your comments do help in lots of ways, 1 to gain information, 2 to turn a light on increasing stomach problems and 3 to help other individuals.long post, I apologies but please read as it may...
  11. General Discussion
    Hi. I'm new here. I have been struggling with what I'm now told is IBS for about 2 years now. I have seen a couple of doctors here in FL where I moved 2 years ago, but they just shrug and say good luck with that. It's very frustrating - as I am sure you all know. Does anyone have any...
  12. General Discussion
    Hi. I'm new here. I have been struggling with what I'm now told is IBS for about 2 years now. I have seen a couple of doctors here in FL where I moved 2 years ago, but they just shrug and say good luck with that. It's very frustrating - as I am sure you all know. Does anyone have any...
  13. Your Story
    Its funny how the universe works, you can never predict what will happen in the next moment and how your life will change. I am a 22 year old male. I ask you to take just 5 mins to read this small story. If you are lazier, I have dot point summary down the bottom. The reason I ask you for your...
  14. Welcome!
    It all started… In the fall of 2007, I began noticing persistent diarrhea and stomach cramping. Most problematic, though, was the urgency to go to the bathroom. I am a musician, and I was in a doctoral program. Rehearsals typically lasted 2 ½ hours with no break. I play a heavy...
  15. Announcements
    We'll be at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) scientific meeting over the next few days. Stay tuned for the latest research in digestive health. Follow us on twitter @IBSgroup #ACG2012Jeff
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