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Bia2468 posted an update 20 hours, 20 minutes ago

Hi everyone….. So I guess this is where my IBS story starts. I was diaggnosed just about 3 or 4 days ago, when I experienced my first ever “flare-up”. I must say I feel a bit anxious and even a bit jealous. I miss the idea of never being able to eat cake again or not to be able to eat some chocolates on a stressful day. Do…

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Lizbeth commented on the post, The Foods I Eat When My IBS Flares Up 2 days ago

Probiotic? Used to use activia, but it doesn’t have the 4 enzymes my doc recommended…I like and have no adverse reaction to the GNC Probiotic Complex Daily need. I get the lowest dose, 1 million, which is probably too low for some people, but I have lost weight since I started this “food doesn’t like me” IBS? struggle. However, some recent…

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brandonis62 started the topic Are these symptoms normal?! I am scared!! in the forum General Discussion 2 days, 11 hours ago

I have bowel issues, where I have feelings of incomplete bowel movements, often, sometimes alternating from constipation, and diarrhea, mostly constipation. I am straining when I have a bowel movement, I do get a “full” feeling, and dull pain, on the left side of my abdomen. It gets better when I have a bowel movement, but it starts back up once I…

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jthomp9 commented on the post, Dealing With Family and Friends Who Just Don’t Understand 2 days, 18 hours ago

Tori,
Absolutely! I’ve had IBS for many years, and I’ve learned it’s so important that we advocate for ourselves. I understand totally about rich, heavy foods. Those are major IBS triggers for me: foods with high-fat content! I have learned over the years that there are certain foods that I need to avoid. It’s not worth the hours of suffering…

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guzman replied to the topic Patterns in the forum General Discussion 2 days, 22 hours ago

Hi,I am going through a long period of pain that started almost a month ago and had been getting worse. I went to the ER twice and the abdomen scan and blood work are normal. The pain is mainly in the lower center of the abdomen and sometimes other areas. The gastro concluded it is IBS but although I have a lot of food intolerances and IBS…