Irritable Bowel Syndrome Member Introductions

#33

I have lived with this condition for many years. There are times when you have a lull in symptoms and you hope that maybe it is disappearing but it always comes back. Just when you get complacent!

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#34

I have had IBD-D for many years. I’d like to relate to others who understand and provide their insight to living better withis condition

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#35

Hello, My name is Suzie. I have suffered with ISB most my life. Back in 2003, I had a major belly surgery that has made everything worse. I suffer just about everyday. I would love to chat with others who have the same problem. Thanks

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#36

What symptoms do you all get with IBS?
I have suffered for 20 years, but rencently my pain has got worse.
I’m fed up with hearing doctors say…It’s only your IBS.
Maybe if they suffered with it on a daily basis they wouldn’t be so quick to say…It’s only…

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#37

My name is Liz. I am married with 4 cats. I was just diagnosed with IBS on May 14, 2007. I have been prescribed an antispasmodic, which works well, but I still struggle with the unpredictablity of this condition. I lost 6 hours of my day today with a “spell.” I would like to learn how to manage it better, if possible, instead of just waiting until symptoms hit and taking a pill.

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#38

Hello, my name is Darlene, I am 68 years old and have just been remarried for almost a year… I have 4 grown children and only my husband and my cat at home.
I am on many different meds for, High BP & Cholesterol, Dystonia, RLS, Arthritis & fibromyalgia symptoms… Also receive therapeutic botox injections for the dystonia every 3 months. I get by pretty well, but my IBS problem has increased since I was in an accident that paralyzed the right side of my diaphragm, and I received a radiculopathy to my left leg from my low back being injured also… I started losing control of both the stool and flatulence whenever there is pressure in the colon no matter where I am. Even though I am on Bentyl I still get the stomach ache I have had for years with this every afternoon… I have tried going off dairy and it made no difference… same for wheat products, etc. the test for Celiac disease came back normal. I am really frustrated… Do you have any advice or comments. Does anyone else have this problem?

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#39

I’ve had IBS for almost 9 years.

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#40

Hello Im leat! my sister has been in alot of pain for about 8 days on this past friday she was in so much pain she couldnt sit, and cannot sit down the pressure on her abdomin when she sits is very bad so she conitinues to stand all day for hours and hours and may try to lay down at night for a couple of hrs. Im in a diffrent state but Im very, very worried!! She has been going through this condition for yrs. It hits her maybe twice a yr. or more. Please bring some comfort to me and assure me there is help for her!!

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#41

I have lived with this condition for years and years

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#42

I have had ibs since I was 28 years old. What I can eat to get rid of the pain I am having in my stomach. I tried all the ones the doctors said too. Want to connect with anyone who has any idea about all of this.

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#43

I have IBS and colitis and need to learn more about IBS and what works for others and what does not work. I have had problems for the last 2 years and it has only been recently that my GI dr told me exactly what I have up to this point he didn’t know or he put it he did not want to label me. I am 50 years old and have a stressful job as a school nurse. I would like to connect with someone around my age and with other who have stressful jobs

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#44

I don’t know what to do anymore… about ready to quit my job … I need to talk to others who experience this. I’ve been to GP and gastro guy… nothing’s working and it’s getting worse.

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#45

I want to know how other people are coping.

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#46

My IBS is flaring up ever since I got pregnant and I could use some help and suggestions!

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#47

I have just been diagnosed with IBS.

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#48

To the person who asked about winter depression. i suffered severely for 30 years until I bough a light box. It works. Scientifically proven. No more depression for me. I requires just 20-30mins per day of use.

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#49

I have been told I have IBS. It started 4 months ago, at the same time as I had a major trauma. Trauma over and still I have this ‘condition’. It worries me. It seems to get better and then it’s back. I sleep fine. It tends to get worse as day goes on.

I am NOT in bad pain. No cramping. I have a noisy gut, gurgling. I get bloated with a rounded tum. I feel full of air. i burp and fart more. I feel like I need to go all the time(during an episode) and either I go and then think i still need to or I go and nothing happens. I do not have diarrhoea nor constipation, or at least not badly. I alternate between normal, loose but formed and formed but hard, even pellet like but still formed.

I have altered my diet. Not intentionally it just happened. I now eat a lot of fish which i didn’t like before. I basically eat fish mostly, chicken and pork with fresh veggies. I cannot tolerate wheat or grains or pulses but never have and …oh dear it just occurred to me that maybe i have had IBS for years and not known it-I have always had gut problems which stopped once I stopped being a vegetarian…anyway, this trauma seems ot have set something off again. i keep being told i will get better, that it will take time to recover form my loss and for my insides to settle. I am sacred of it though and wonder if something awful is happening, like I am dying, even though I know that if I were sicker I’d be really very sick by now if you know what I mean. I just had the norovirus and cleared than in 24hrs so my immune system must be good though it has made my IBS symtpoms worse again.
Basically I am new with this and have yet to get my head around ti. It scares me and makes me angry. I do not want to be this person who has to take life carefully.
I am disabled and I can cope with that and the 24/7 pain. This I find really to deal with. I could write more but I guess that is enough for now.

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#50

hi there, i work with the careplace team. i think careplace is awesome. i hope it will really help people to share, support eachother and learn. we can all use support and understanding and it is so important for all of us who have experienced difficulties to have a safe and informative forum in which to do so. thanks for visiting - it is really rewarding for all of us to see people reaching out to eachother - it is what careplace is all about.

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#51

I live in the northeast and suffer from seasonal depression. I basically hibernate from november until april. Besides moving, I’d really like to talk to people about how they’ve conquered their depression. I’m a really cynical person and depression has got me beat :confused:

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