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  1. Going to school
    Hi everyone, I've been lurking on this forum for a long time and finally decided to post because I need emotional support. I'm going to school for environmental health and plan to attend law school after I get my bachelor's. My school is the best one in the country for environmental stuff and...
  2. Young Adult's Issues
    Hi everyone, I've been lurking on this forum for a long time and finally decided to post because I need emotional support. I'm going to school for environmental health and plan to attend law school after I get my bachelor's. My school is the best one in the country for environmental stuff and...
  3. General Discussion
    Hello all, first post.... Quick background, I am a 42 year old male, and have always had "some" issues with IBS symptoms, but they had been mostly minor. Mostly urgency and diarrhea after eating out about 2-3 times a month. Last May I went to a conference in Orlando for work, and got a pretty...
  4. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hi guys, I was diagnosed with PI-IBS in 2009. Things were under control, but last week I got bad attacks of diarrhea suddenly with urgency, rectal pain and watery stools. This happened last year too once. I am very sure I didn't eat anything contaminated. It was all home cooked food. I changed...
  5. General Discussion
    Hi all - 27y/o female with PI-IBS going on 3 months now. I haven't seen anything recently on this, but I was wondering about people's success in using antidepressants to combat both IBS symptoms and anxiety that comes along with it/triggers symptoms. This is something I've been discussing with...
  6. Welcome!
    Hi everyone, new member here! Although, I've been lurking through the message boards for a number of months now. I'm a 27 year old woman from New York, and I've been struggling with PI-IBS and associated anxiety. Long story short, in March of this year, I had an extremely bad gastrointestinal...
  7. General Discussion
    Day 2 of xifaxin Super tired and about 6 times in the bathroom this morning with mush poop I have been taking florastor at night I was sick in June. Took awhile to feel better. Thought I was getting better with almost C but symptoms returned with a vengeance. Have had mush poop ever since I...
  8. Your Story
    Hi! Have been suffering for a few months now but discovered this site while not being able to sleep Never had the best digestive system. Sometimes just a rumble in tummy and then oh no! Have to get to a bathroom. It was not very often. Would feel better after I went once or twice. Popped an...
  9. General Discussion
    Hi all - I was diagnosed with Post infectious IBS about 2 months ago, after I got food poisoning about a few months prior (Sept 2015). I've been eating better (eliminating the trigger foods like most IBS'ers) and taking probiotics daily, yet the one symptom that remains and is the biggest issue...
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  11. 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...
  12. General Discussion
    Hi everyone! I've been reading this blog for a little while now and wanted to post to see if anyone had advice, related, or even could provide some encouragement. I'm 18 and I started having problems last April while I was abroad. I was traveling, and woke up one morning feeling nauseous After...
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  14. General Discussion
    I've had PI-IBS for 2.5-3 months now and in the beginning stages, I was constantly bloated, gassy, had abdominal pain and frequent diarrhea. In the last month or so I've been on a probiotic called Culturelle and have begun eating better (mostly chicken, rice, toast, bananas, etc). I've also been...
  15. General Discussion
    Hi all, I figured since I've read nearly every post regarding IBS, specifically PI-IBS, I figured I'd share my story and where I'm at. Hopefully it helps ease the mind as some of these stories did for me. Back 4 months ago, I had gotten sick after eating ground beef that must have been...
  16. General Discussion
    Hi all, I am new to this site and to this syndrome and it is the absloute worst! I've missed out on so many things like concerts and my senior week trip to Disney I guess i should let you know how to this all started. March 26 i went to saladworks and got a salad and ate it that night. We went...
  17. Your Story
    Hello! My name is Brittany and I am new to this forum/website. Here is a quick run down of my story.. In April of 2014 I found myself in the hospital for 5 days with infectious colitis of my right side colon caused by Salmonella poisoning. From there on out I have suffered severe bouts of...
  18. Your Story
    Hi there, 3 months ago I got a severe gastroenteritis after a night out eating sushi. I had diarrhea, low fever and felt sick for a few weeks. Right now I feel much better but I still feel a burning sensation in my lower abdomen. I don't have diarrhea anymore but my fecies sometimes tend to...
  19. General Discussion
    Most people say that 65% of post-infectious IBS patients recover within 2-5 years. We also know that the rate of developping IBS after an infection varies between 3-30% depending on the bacteria and the study. TL;DR: Suppose bacteria x infects a population and has associated rate of 10%. This...
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