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I am 55 and been suffering from IBS for years. I have had several colonoscopies and I was diagnosed with colitis and prescribed a prescription which was $525 a month steroid then I was diagnosed with IBS a couple years after which they prescribed a anti depression medicine. I either have constipation or diarrhea and the gas and bloating is uncontrollable. I am new to this forum and reading your stories is refreshing to know that I’m not the only one who suffering this terrible condition. I have tried every probiotic pre-biotic IBS supplement on the market and nothing seems to help just reading your stories trying to find that magic solution that would ease my suffering.

  1. I'm so sorry that you've been through all that. You're definitely not alone in this!
    Have you tried the Low FODMAP diet ( yet? It does help reduce symptoms for many people. I also found it very helpful to keep a food diary and write down everything I ate as well as my symptoms to figure out my triggers.
    Many community members found that working with a nutritionist helped them, although I don't have any personal experience with that.
    I hope you find some relief very soon. Sending hugs, Karina (team member)

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