I would say about early twenties.They dissapated for a number of years then came back with avengence in my early thirties. I am now 36 and this is the worst they have ever been. Though reading some peoples post I count my blessings as I do not get the severe pain and D or C that a lot of people suffer with. I am mainly a Uncomfortable gas,, noisy stomach and just a general overall felling of being unwell
As far back as I can remember. My Mum first took me to the doctor for "tummy pain" when I was 4 going on 5 and she took me to numerous doctors who did all sorts of tests. I went from a C to an A (with more D) when I hit about 14 or 15 and since having kids it's become a daily struggle.
I've had it since I was 3 or 4. I was always having 'tummy ache' and attacks of D, but my parents thought it was normal for small kids (playing in mud etc.) I can remember crying about it when I was 5, but my dad caught me and got angry that I was making a fuss. My mum used to give me grey tablets from the chemist. When I was 7 or 8 I used to steal 'Entrotabs' from my dad's washbag!I had my first severe attack when I was 12, i had a friend to stay, and I suddenly got agonizing cramps and D so I spent the whole day rushing to the loo
.When I was 14 I self-diagnosed myself with IBS from a medical book and saw the GP, who agreed with me and prescribed antispasmodics. Back then it was just occasional severe attacks and I'd be fine for a week or 2 in between. It got worse when I came to uni and is now almost constant. I'm 21 now and still trying to get referred to a GI!
Mine kicked into overdrive in my mid twenties. I had problems with D as a child too but the anxiety was not there. Mom would give me pepto bismal and life was good again. As a teen I remember the 3 worst things for me were homemade Iced tea, macaroni salad and those darn Minute steak sandwiches. 30 minutes, tops and I was in the can.
yea, it started for me in the beginning of middle school, so around 12 or 13. im 16 now and its much worse, but thats ok. i heard most ppl dont feel symtpons of ibs until later in thier life like 20s or 30s but the ppl around my state, ct, seem to be young
RAJ, regular memberLillet: I was diagnosed with IBS at 65. I always had sensitive and upset stomach before that. My IBS-C is getting progressively worse . I have tried every medication and laxatives. Main problem is severe pains almost daily. I guess I have to live with it for ever! Incidentally I have consulted 2 GI specialists. They were of ho help!
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