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  1. 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...
  2. General Discussion
    I'm new to the forum and not sure if this is the right place to post? I am 20 years old, female, and have struggled most of my childhood with constipation. However myself, nor my parents ever really saw this as IBS. I'd get flare ups during school holidays or extended periods of relatively low...
  3. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    OK I am happy that I have found this form because I need help seeing if anyone else has gone through this. SOOO where to start....OK here we go bare with me on the back story. So I have had IBS issues for YEARS now that I think about it back to when I was in HS, and I am now 34.(M). IT seems to...
  4. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, just joined, thought I'd post my story whilst I read posts... Background I've recently been diagnosed with constipated IBS. I was originally diagnosed with IBS many years ago, but it was never like this and hasn't seriously affected me until now. Five months ago I stopped drinking...
  5. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    hello everyone! I just found this forum recently, and I am so thankful that I did! (so much better than googling "PLEASE HELP IM BLOATED" and google replying with "EAT FLAX SEEDS") I will keep things brief, but i will add any clarification if needed I have had ibsc my whole life-- I had...
  6. General Discussion
    Good afternoon after struggling with severe ibs symptoms for the last 9 months i was put on amitryptaline by my doctor and have been raising the dosage since then. initially i had a good improvement, no trapped gas pains when waking in the morning, and not such an urgency for bm, and not as...
  7. General Discussion
    I have recently been diagnosed with SIBO (high levels of hydrogen and methane) after a year of severe digestive symptoms which have left me unable to work. i have cycled symptoms round of nausea, mild stomach pain and urgency. However, my main symptom has been irregular bowel movements. i have...
  8. General Discussion
    I have recently been diagnosed with SIBO (high levels of hydrogen and methane) after a year of severe digestive symptoms which have left me unable to work. i have cycled symptoms round of nausea, mild stomach pain and urgency. However, my main symptom has been irregular bowel movements. i have...
  9. Your Story
    This may be long so please please please bare with me, I need all the help I can get because I'm soon going to give up. THIS IS MY STORY. I am 18 years old and living in Sydney, Australia. I lived with my nan when i was younger as my parents worked very early, so my nan brought me up, taught...
  10. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hello all. I'm 22 years old and female. I take miralax and fiber daily. Exercise 4 days a week. Poop about twice a week. About every 2 weeks I'll get strong stomach cramps and a pressure atop my bladder. The pressure makes it hard and painful to pee. I get a sharp pain in my right lower...
  11. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    hi everyone! New to the community but have been a longtime reader. I'm 29, healthy female (but in a high stress job) and started IBS-C treatment about 5 years ago when i moved to new york. My main symptoms were that i wasn't having BM every day (sometimes every 3rd day) and then would have...
  12. General Discussion
    Up until 5 months ago I had never had any stomach problems , have always been regular and never thought too much about it, i've always eaten healthily and and otherwise have no other health issues (23 years old - female) 5 months ago I was at work one day when I suddenly started having stomach...
  13. General Discussion
    Hi everyone, Im a 15 year old boy who "apparently" is suffering from ibs. My story goes like this : Starting in January, (writing this in October) I started going to the bathroom every morning during my classes (Im a Junior in highschool) which I had never done before. The stool was very...
  14. General Discussion
    Hi there. I was told I had IBS years ago. Whenever my period came I would get an incredibly intense and painful cramp in my bowel. Unable to move, I could just wait until it passed and run to the bathroom before the next one came. Then they decided it was endometriosis and put me on hormones. It...
  15. Welcome!
    Thanks for looking in. My main issue is IBS-C however it is being made worse as I take 3 kinds of pain killers for extreme back pain. My nerves are being pinched inside my spine. All of these pills make me constipated. I take a stool softener twice a day but with a 24 hour pain patch, oral...
  16. Your Story
    Hello everyone, I want to start out by saying I am a 24 year old female who was recently diagnosed with IBS C about 6 months ago. I was diagnosed almost immediately after I started a new job in NYC. I've always had trouble with constipation, but it wasn't until I started this new job that I...
  17. Your Story
    Hi, Im a 16 year old girl from a small town called Bristol, Vermont. I have been struggling with stomach issues since I was in 7th grade, Im now a junior (11th grade). Since 7th grade I have been missing lots of school, the cops even came to see my mother about me being truant. Thats when I had...
  18. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hello! So a little about me constipation issues started in January of this year out of nowhere (a week without a bowel movement then I would use a laxative and/or enema) doctor suggested I go gluten free for a month to see if it helped I tried to eat gluten after that month and although I have...
  19. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hello I am new here and have MANY questions but will try to keep this brief and to the point. Anyone who has had URINARY RETENTION due to constipation, I'd really appreciate your help. I've bad bowel issues all my life (25 yro male), which is why I am hoping this is simply IBS and not something...
  20. Your Story
    My IBS-C (constipation) started when I began taking ZOLOFT. I weaned myself off and the symptoms stayed around until I completely changed my diet, but 3 years later my anxiety has resurfaced big time and I need to go back on anti-depressants, but I am afraid of getting constipated again. Have...
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