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  1. General Discussion
    I have a number of different chronic illnesses and have been trying to finish my university degree for the past six years between being diagnosed and I was wondering if anyone wanted to talk about burden guilt and how they manage their stress and depression. Sorry run on sentence. I'm usually...
  2. General Discussion
    Im going through a very stressful thing right now. My Dad is on hospice. Im living with my parents right now, so I can help out during this time. The last few days, Ive have really had intestinal pain, nausea, alternating constipation/diarrhea, and other physical issues. I thought it was a...
  3. Welcome!
    Hi Im 25 And dyslexic so very sorry for grammar x 2019 July I was living in Greece, working. When one night I just couldnt stop throwing up This leading to the worse weeks of my life Which really has never ended The heart burn, throat pain, rashes on my neck where unbearable Chest pains...
  4. 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...
  5. Your Story
    Hello all, I am a 30 year old male and have suffered from IBS since I was 19. Back then, it was way worse, I would have multiple flare ups a day, and over the course of a week, lose 2-3 days of my life to it. I have long been in therapy and started taking fiber supplements. They helped and...
  6. Your Story
    Hi Everyone, I was first diagnosed with IBS-D when I was about 18/19 (10 years ago). Shortly after, at 20, I became pregnant. Your GI system slows down naturally with pregnancy, and so my symptoms mostly went away. Thankfully, since then, I still suffer, but it's never been as bad as it was for...
  7. Young Adult's Issues
    Hi All! So I am an 18 year old female student in my first year of University. I have been struggling with stomach and digestive issues since I was about 11 years old and when I was 14 I was diagnosed with IBS as an intermediate diagnosis (the doctors have speculated between pancreatitis...
  8. Your Story
    Hi everyone, This is my first post on this forum, so I am just going to tell my story. My digestive issues really started to become an issue when I was finishing up college in 2014. It started off as the occasional strong urge to have a bowel movement in ways that I wasn't used to, especially...
  9. General Discussion
    Hi guys! this is my very first time trying to reach out to people who have the same thing I do! I'm hoping we'll be able to support each other with meaningful advice and tips. My IBS started during my military service (the stress, I imagine.). Ever since then, every time something slightly...
  10. Your Story
    Last night me, my siblings and my aunt got together and talked to her children our cousins. They had questions regarding the incident with me, her and her husband and they over heard us talking about her condition and they over heard the letters(a boy who is 7 and a girl who is 5) I.B.S.. I was...
  11. General Discussion
    Hi everyone, I've been having diarrhoea and abdominal pains for over a year now. All this started as I took the mini pill who had a horrible effect on me - physically and mentally. I've been off it since the beginning on this year and although mentally I feel back to normal - physically it' not...
  12. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hello, I have been constipated for awhile now due to stress. I feel like I only get symptoms during stressful times. Ugh.. Anyone else suffer through this and any ideas to stop the intestines from locking up and function normally again? Also, I have tried Citrucel, warm water with lemon...
  13. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hey all, So I am getting married in 4 months and something pretty horrible has just occurred to me... I have a ball gown wedding dress which makes me feel so special and was double the budgeted amount.. I am terrified I am going to have a flare up... I've looked at the "bridal buddy" and other...
  14. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I'm an engineer and developed IBS-C about two years ago. My job is really demanding, so naturally I'm stressed a lot. Additionally, I sit at a desk all day staring at a computer which can effect my digestion between the sitting, boredom, and the stress. I'm considering a career change to...
  15. 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...
  16. General Discussion
    After having pretty much 4 months pain free, ive returned from my Holiday to have a huge flare up. No change in diet, well except drinking 2 cups of coffee instead of the usual one! Can anyone else relate to this? My 4 months in emission wasn't IBS free but it was manageable. While on holiday i...
  17. General Discussion
    If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and stress may be a factor, hypnosis may not be necessary. Numerous books have been written about stress management. Most irritable bowel syndrome treatment plans include efforts to reduce stress, particularly while eating. Deep breathing exercises and...
  18. Your Story
    We've all heard of the benefits of Yoga for good health and also the benefits of Yoga for us IBS sufferers. About a year ago I called in a Yoga instructor to help teach me Yoga at home. The routine was designed specifically for IBS, Improved Digestion, Anxiety, Stress and overall health. I kept...
  19. General Discussion
    Hello everyone. I am hoping that someone can help put my mind at ease. I have been an emotional mess for a long time. I have been to 5 emergency rooms, have had a CT, MRI, rectal exam, and 3 blood tests which were inclusive of liver function. Last year I was diagnosed with a fatty liver after my...
  20. Your Story
    Hello everyone, Thank you for stopping by. I am having a difficult time coping with my IBS at work. My coworkers get upset when I have leaky uncontrollable gas. There is nothing I can do about the gas. I attempted to talk to them about my food allergies and what my doctor recommended to resolve...
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