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  1. General Discussion
    I have been diagnosed with SIBO, and have both methane and hydrogen. Thankfully I do not have diarrhea, but do have some difficulty during bowel movement and tend to be on the constipated side. I would like to know if anyone has tried Ensure or Boost for weight gain? I am also lactose...
  2. General Discussion
    Hi there, Thank you for reading this. I'm so grateful that there is such community where I can share my story and ask for help. I'm 29 male 6'2'', My IBS-D started 6 years ago but at that time did not knew what it was. One day I felt abdominal cramps and had diarrhea. For the next 4 years I...
  3. Your Story
    11/06/19 I am a 25-year-old male who started struggling with digestive problems as of April 2018, which was the first time I ended up in the urgent care for nausea and vomiting. A few days later, the side effects started to go away on their own and I though nothing more of it than a...
  4. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I am a 25-year-old male who started struggling with digestive problems as of April 2018, which was the first time I ended up in the urgent care for nausea and vomiting. A few days later, the side effects started to go away on their own and I though nothing more of it than a stomach bug. In late...
  5. General Discussion
    Hello all! I often read that weight loss is not a sympton of IBS, but gradually over the past year I have lost 18 pounds (actually, needed to) . Therefore, I am curious why weight loss is *not* included in symptoms. Every time I go back to normal eating I have a flare-up. SO, I go back on...
  6. General Discussion
    I've been sick for a week. Never have had a flare up like this and I'm wondering if it is my IBS. I will be 49 Sunday and was diagnosed in my late teens with IBS. I have managed well since my 30's and actually put on weight that I was never able to, prior to then. I've managed to avoid foods for...
  7. General Discussion
    I'm sad it's come to this, because I really didn't want to have to rant on the internet about my problems, but I've tried everything else. I also feel like it's good to type it all out there, as a record, so that if I do end up dying, someone in my family can read this and use it to sue the...
  8. Welcome!
    Hi I'm new to the group and could do with some experienced advice. GP seems to have a 'you need to get on with it 'approach to my symptoms. I have never been told I have IBS even though all other tests for my symptoms have come back clear. I get pain,bloating and constipation after eating...
  9. General Discussion
    Dear Members - curious if you have or know anyone who has had these symptoms. I am 1.5 months out of colonoscopic FMT. I am having daily severe gas, fatigue, weight loss, headaches, insomnia, constant nausea which I think could be attributed to my SIBO. One doctor (my naturopath) thinks I...
  10. Diet
    Hi all, I was diagnosed with IBS last year however my bowels have been a state for as long as I can remember! I recently started a new job (not long after I was diagnosed) and it is a lot less active than my previous job, however still somewhat active. Because of this I have put on weight and...
  11. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hello, Since the beginning of my IBS i have lost 20 kilos and am now underweight. I simply cannot eat because i am severe constipated all the time and because of this i have this nasty nausea. Can someone please help with how i can gain on weight, preferably in the form of easy liquid...
  12. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi everyone, So I've had post-infectious IBS for a little over a year now and have a lost a total of around 24-30 lbs in that period of time (maybe due to the food intolerance thing, I dunno, but this happened when I had a temp IBS problem 8 years ago too.) Thing is, that was temp and this...
  13. General Discussion
    Hello, I am a 17 year old male who has been (partially) diagnosed with IBS - PI. I say partially because I haven't had an endoscopy or colonoscopy, however, I am pretty sure I do not have Chron's, UC, or Colorectal cancer (my symptoms appear in bouts, and are not progressive, like it seems they...
  14. General Discussion
    Hi, I am a 25 years old young guy, working as a Planning Engineer in Dubai. I have been suffering with IBS-D (IBS with severe diarrhea) since childhood. I remember when I was a kid, I wanted to eat some pieces of beef/mutton and dairy products but every time these meals gave me hard time. I...
  15. General Discussion
    Hello everyone. Can IBS cause weight loss? I have such bad anxiety over colon cancer, but my doctor says I am fine base on the CT, MRI, and blood work I had last year. Lately I think I have been having bowel changes. Sometimes they look normal sometimes I don't think they do. Like today, they...
  16. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hey guys and girls. Im new to the site and just wanted to share my symptoms and see if they are similar to anyone else, im pretty scared at this point. So, where do u start?... well unto known to me (i never knew tbe definition of diahrrea) ive suffered with chronic diarrhea for around 6 years...
  17. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hi all, I am a 34 year old mother and I have been suffering with IBS for 7 months now, it is consistent. Has not let up a day. My symptoms are diarrhoea sometimes as much as 12 times a day, I have lost over 20 lbs. and look scarily thin and emaciated. Everything I eat makes my stomach sick. I...
  18. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    For a few years, I was struggling with IBS-D. Then about a year ago, I worked overseas for a few months and my phenotype switched to IBS-C. I lost 50 pounds, completely lost my appetite, barely had any energy (would fall into a deep sleep shortly after eating), started having mood swings...
  19. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Dear All, i found the forum on internet, and understood there are ppl like me on this earth so ill explain my case im 30 year old man, 5'7" height, weighted 46kg (yess u read it right, im skinniest person on the earth i think) since last 15 years i am suffering from IBS-c, this was started...
  20. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I was diagnosed with IBS a few months ago but have been dealing with the symptoms for more than 2 years. The most recent issue I have been experiencing is weight loss and I am getting worried about it. Since we all know that IBS symptoms are incredibly frustrating to deal with, I think I...
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