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  1. General Discussion
    Recruitment for this study has ended, currently awating results. If you're an IBS-D patient and are looking for new treatment options this might be something for you. Boston Pharmaceuticals has just started a new trial to test its IBS drug BOS-589. The company has already successfully completed...
  2. General Discussion
    Hello, This is my first post, I was diagnosed with IBS-C about 3 weeks ago after suffering for an entire year! Has anyone taken Atrantil or knows anyone that has? I am considering trying it but don't want to waste more money on products that never work! Just wondering if anyone here has taken...
  3. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Good afternoon I started having intestinal pain and bloating around 5 months from now. After tests and tests done I was ruled out for U. Collitis(colonoscopy done and compeletely normal) and Crohn's(calprotectin values compeletely normal too). According to my GI specialist that is following me...
  4. General Discussion
    Hi, I'm new here, and seeking any advice I can get. I'm currently bed-bound with my IBS which has been getting progressively worse over the last four years after splitting up from an abusive ex partner, having to take her to court, and deal with the stress and anxiety of ongoing harassment and...
  5. General Discussion
    It has been 6 years since my life radically changed. I battled IBS for 9 years of my life having to quit 6 different jobs due to my symptoms and having been house bound for 1 year. I tried every medication and therapy I could find during those 9 years but to no avail. The only treatment which...
  6. Your Story
    TW: drug addition, self harm, eating disorders No matter how scary this is, know that I am safe right now and being closely monitored by doctors. Hi. I made this account years ago and haven't used it since for some reason. I have basically an amalgamation of different disorders, both mental...
  7. General Discussion
    New to this so, well, here we go: I was prescribed Riflaximin by my Gastroenterologist after describing the following symptoms: 1) normal stool followed by loose stool 2) incomplete emptying 3) what seems like constant flatulance 4) tenderness in my gut 5) GERD 6) lactose intolerance 7)...
  8. General Discussion
    Hello everyone. I have such a long story to tell, I don't know where to begin. This is very long and I thank anyone who takes the time to read this and has any support and advice! My name is Michael. I will be 33 on December 22 and I am from NY. At the end of February 2016, I went to the walk...
  9. General Discussion
    Hello everyone. Just a heads up, this is a pretty long post. I truly appreciate anyone who will take the time and read it because I am so terrified I am literally holding back the tears> I was crying my eyes out this morning. A little background on myself. I am 32, I will be 33 December 22. At...
  10. General Discussion
    Hello everyone. I am so sorry to be a bother, as I know I post quite often, but I am having some issues that are scaring me and I hope someone out there can help me. As my previous posts have said, I was told I had a fatty liver a year and a half ago. I am 5'11 and was 210 pounds. I had a CT...
  11. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Folks, I've had IBS-D for about 15 years now. I usually have to go to the bathroom at least once pretty urgently in the morning, and sometimes again in the evening (especially if I have a large meal). I'm almost certain that the primary factor in my IBS-D is psychological stress / anxiety...
  12. Prescription Medications
    Hey everyone. I'm going to make an appointment with a prescribing nurse practitioner soon to discuss anxiety medication, but I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with anxiety medication, IBS treatment, and bipolar disorder? Long story short: I'm bipolar-ii, and also have PTSD and...
  13. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    i ran across this interesting article discussing the recent development of medications for IBS, including the failed tegaserod and the newer linzess meds. It's a nice, high-level article that is easy to read (despite being in a prestigious scientific journal). My takeaway: big pharma is...
  14. Your Story
    Hey guys I thought I'd share my method of controlling this very awkward illness and how Loperamide helps me live a semi normal life in the sense that I can do much more social and work related activities which previously I could not do (Well, not without having to seek out the nearest toilet...
  15. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi all, First time poster but long time lurker. I was officially diagnosed with IBS-C several weeks ago after 10+ years of dealing with symptoms. I'm a very active, fit woman in my late 20s and have lived with chronic constipation and abnormal BM's pretty much my entire life. When I was...
  16. General Discussion
    Hi there, I have been struggling with sever life altering IBS for a really long time. I'm 24 and reaching a point where I am desperate to find some sort of relief and/or answer for healing whatever is wrong with my stomach. I live in Canada and am having a really hard time seeing a specialist...
  17. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I've creeped on this forum for years but finally am posting. I'm 27 and have dealt with constipation issues since I was about 14. At 19, I went to the doctor and they said take more fiber, exercise, and drink water. That didn't help much, but my constipation would come and go at random...
  18. General Discussion
    I've been diagnosed with IBS-C for a couple of years, but I've had symptoms since I was a teenager. I'm now 26 and the only medication I take is a daily probiotic. I also have anxiety that tends to center around my health. I've seen doctors for what I was sure was ovarian cancer, colon cancer...
  19. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I'm trialling IBS medications for diarrhea at the moment and have got some questions about two in particular. I asked to try Dicetel and Librax based on reviews I've read. I'm starting with Dicetel first but I can't find much information on what exactly it is. Is it considered an...
  20. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hi all - This is my first post. I've read here for several years and have taken some tips - calcium had some benefits - but I've finally had enough and am desperately seeking advice (and I need a little space to vent to some people who would understand). I'm working under the assumption that...
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