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  1. Welcome!
    Hello, I have only recently been diagnosed with IBS about a month or two ago, but prior to that, I was miserable and my anxiety was sky rocketing with not knowing what was wrong with me. Ive lost 20 lbs this year and I am beyond uncomfortable with my body. I dont like going out because none...
  2. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I'm 22 and I was diagnosed with IBS-D over the summer and started my Postgrad degree in September, does anyone have any general tips when it comes to dealing with IBS and university? I'm still trying to figure out what food and drink can trigger it, I'm lactose intolerant so I avoid dairy...
  3. General Discussion
    Hello everyone, I'm new to this group and I came here because I'm experiencing a symptom I can't seem to find any information on. I was diagnosed IBS-C about 2 years ago but its truly been a life long struggle (I'm 24 now). As I'm sure you all know new symptoms can pop up out of nowhere and its...
  4. General Discussion
    Hello, I'm new to this and I suspect I have IBS or something similar. Have not yet been diagnosed. About me: Obese, diabetic but controlled with medication, fairly sedentary job and lifestyle but trying to change that, ADHD, significant anxiety daily and occasional mild depression. Had some...
  5. Welcome!
    Hi everyone! After two months of scrolling through this forum I decided to sign up and jot down what Ive been experiencing lately. Reading similar symptoms and stories from people having the same problems has been really helpful and reassuring for me. Ive been to my GP four times in the past...
  6. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Based on research, bile acid malabsorption (BAM) in IBS is caused by excess bile acid synthesis. See here. It is one of the several causes of IBS because IBS is an umbrella term. And lately, phase 2 clinical trials is continuing with success in a specific synthetic hormone which inhibits bile...
  7. Welcome!
    Hi everyone, I'm new here. I have just recently been diagnosed with "IBS". I have always had stomach issues I guess but a year ago I had my gallbladder removed and since then I have had absolutely chronic flare ups. My doctor doesn't know why and I'm just beside myself. I have awful stomach...
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  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Welcome!
    Hello everyone. My name is Lilah, I'm 21 from England and was recently diagnosed with IBS. I'm not sure when I first noticed my symptoms, but as far as I can recall I was around 16-17 years old. I used to get diarrhoea after everything I ate, but it slowly turned into being essentially...
  11. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, I'm 18yo female. I'm new to ibs-c but of course not just the symptoms. I've been so constipated for over a week now with little to no relief. Its damaging me mentally and I've become fixated on having to use the bathroom. I'm falling into a depression. I just need some relief. I've tried...
  12. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hi I'm new to the forum. I recently took a turn for the worse so I joined the forum for advice and support. It seems now that my bowels are rejecting all foods, including water. I'm in pain from the time I wake, with up,with D, to the time I go to bed. I tried to see a dietician to manage my...
  13. Welcome!
    Hello to all . I'm new to this forum, where I don't mean to post anything that bothers anyone or is against forum rules. If I do make any blunders, please understand it's unintentional. What I need to mention is that live Down Under (Australia), and what makes things incredibly frustrating...
  14. Welcome!
    Dear all, I am very glad that I found this IBS group. I have been suffering IBS and GERD for many years. I took Gastroscope for several times but the doctors told me that my stomach is not in bad condition except that some little gastritis exists. GERD suffers me a lot too and the smell from...
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    Hi everyone, I'm new here. I was diagnosed with IBS-D when I was around 20 years old. I'm 29 now. I started having my first "episodes" of the urgency to get to a bathroom when I was in Spanish class in 7th grade. I asked to use the bathroom and stayed there the rest of the period. Everyone...
  16. General Discussion
    I'm not sure if I have any type of IBS but I hope someone can help me. On saturday, I went to the movies and drank maybe 5 sips of iced coffee on an empty stomach. I regretted that decision almost halfway through the movie when my stomach started acting up and felt like it was churning. After...
  17. General Discussion
    I was diagnosed only a month ago and I'm having a hard time feeling frustrated and scared. I contracted an amoeba infection that caused a very severe colitis last October. I seemed to recover from that well but then suddenly started with abdominal bloating, cramping, and loose stools in late...
  18. Welcome!
    Hello everyone! I'm Candy Swift from Creative Biolabs. I'm actually in the field of biotech, but as one of my close friend suffering from IBS, I am quite interested in leaning more about it so that I may help him a little bit.
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  19. Your Story
    Hi all, please just call me Tea_Cup I'm new here. What is my story? Well LONG story short, it seems like most people my age (mid 20s) spend their weekends with friends having a good time and I spend mine at home, in the bathroom, shitting fire and using preparation H on the regular. My doctor...
  20. General Discussion
    Hello all. I am new to this site & to IBS... In as much as I was just recently diagnosed by a GI that said he believes I've probably had it my whole life. Used to be chronically constipated with occasional bout of severe cramping & sudden diarrhea. Had many other sypmtoms too but no idea they...
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