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  1. Diarrhea Prescription Medications
    I have had IBS/D for years and I ended up disability (Teacher) several years ago. I am 69 years old and I have stayed at home most of the time. My Gastro doctor recommended that I consider Medtronic Interstim Bowel Therapy. Suffering with IBS/D for so long, I figured it couldn't make my...
  2. 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...
  3. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Good day to all of you. I have suffered from IBS for a long time. I have also suffered from gluten and wheat allergies for also the same period as well as cysts in one of my overies and endometriosis. what do these have in common? The commonality here is the food i used to eat and in what...
  4. Apps and Media
    Many of you may know my own IBS journey which began here at ibs group. I put it below for some background and encouragement and hope for anyone suffering w severe IBS. The new SoundsLikeIBS app is the tried and tested IBS Audio Program, with many extras...a complete mind-body, brain-gut...
  5. Your Story
    Up to the age of seven, our son was perfectly normal. Thereafter, he began to complain of occasional stomach aches. As a normal father, I wrote it off without too much concern since every kid has a bout with stomach pains. Thereafter, the stomach pains began to be daily and severe. We took...
  6. General Discussion
    Hi--I am considering Amitriptyline to treat IBS symptoms--mainly bloating and constant feeling of fullness after eating. I am sensitive to many foods, but elimination has only helped a little. Has anyone used this medication for IBS successfully (or unsuccessfully)? I am starting with 10mg at...
  7. General Discussion
    I am not a doctor, but a patient of IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome) since 20 years. Let me jot down my positive experiences with some medicines ( steroid & Ayurveda ) if it helps some one. Generally since birth I had a constipated constitution. Sometimes used to clear bowels once in 2 to 3...
  8. Your Story
    I am not a doctor, but a patient of IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome) since 20 years. Let me jot down my positive experiences with some medicines ( steroid & Ayurveda ) if it helps some one. Generally since birth I had a constipated constitution. Sometimes used to clear bowels once in 2 to 3...
  9. General Discussion
    Hello all, I am a dermatologist in suburban Philadelphia and thought you would be interested in research my group reported in the March 2013 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, "Food Patch Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome". We found that by performing skin patch testing (a...
  10. Diet
    Hi Guys, I would like to share the things I do to help relieve my IBS Symptoms. These things have allowed me to regain a normal healthy lifestyle. 1) No Diary or Wheat, Rye or Barley Diet. So no milk or bread, I do have soy milk. I found that even small traces of bread, like on fish sticks...
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