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  1. Research Studies
    We are recruiting individuals ages 8-21 with a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) for a 7-week study at Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School. This study uses a novel and side-effect free treatment. This treatment works by harnessing the...
  2. General Discussion
    Hey all, just wanted to share a few things that drastically improved my standard of living with IBS. Not just remedies for the symptoms, but real treatment to hopefully kick the disease for good. A little background, I've been suffering from what seems to be IBS since August 2014. My primary...
  3. General Discussion
    First of all, if you don't already know about this, a diagnostic blood test to confirm or rule out IBS-PI in patients has been found. It's the work of Dr. Mark Pimentel. Here is more about that...
  4. Young Adult's Issues
    For those who receive medical marijuana (or dont but use it for this purpose), do you think it helps the stomach itself or is it possibly the mental effects that in turn act as a placebo to indirectly help stomach symptoms?
  5. General Discussion
    I've had moderate-to-mild PI IBS for about 18 months now, after getting sick on a cruise, and things are finally starting to improve for me. While I can't say for sure why, one possibility is a plant-based tonic I've been taking twice a day for the past four months. I ordinarily wouldn't have...
  6. Research Studies
    Hello IBS community, I have spent a long time researching about IBS to try to understand when and why I get my symptoms. After learning a lot, applying my knowledge, and significantly reducing my suffering, I am now giving back! I have started conducting research alongside Macquarie University...
  7. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Menarini is conducting a research study for women who suffer from moderate to severe IBS-d. The drug is called ibodutant and you can learn more by googling it. There are sites all over the country where you can participate and hopefully find help for your IBS-d symptoms. If you live in the...
  8. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hello dear IBS sufferers, I'm looking for advice from you guys. I've suffered from IBS-c 5 years now, which started after weight gain/change of diet/and bad food poisoning, as well as from disbacteriosis - for years docs treated my continously sore throat by rounds and rounds of antibiotics...
  9. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hi. IBS-D hit me suddenly around 2007. I was going through an emotionally distressing time. I read up on it and tried the rice, bannana, toast, tea diet which didn't help. I had diarrhea about 5 times a day, often without much warning. In 2009 I went to a gastrointerologist who seemed...
  10. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I wanted to share what helped my IBS-D. After dealing with episodes of extreme pain and diarrhea every couple weeks for months, I was referred to a really good gastrointerologist. After trying all the conventional treatments (fiber, probiotics, etc) he finally put me on an ultra low dose of a...
  11. General Discussion
    Hello I'm a 22 year old male who has been suffering with very severe IBS-D/pain predominate like symptoms for 16 months. I have tried every IBS therapy known to man including diets, medication and hypnosis. I was recently Diagnosed as having small Intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) by having...
  12. New Member Introductions
    As anyone tried Dr.Albert Snow treatment?
  13. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, I have IBS-C that started after a doctor gave me some allergy injections (EPD injections) and then I had a stomach virus. I ought to point out that I have M.E/CFS as well. I always sensed that there was an immune system componant to my IBS, and to perhaps to some other IBS cases. That is...
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