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Early 40s for the D. Bad digestion back to the late 20s.Mark
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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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