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How to Talk About IBS Anonymously

Last updated: May 2021

Some aspects of IBS can be hard to discuss openly on the internet. You might worry about sharing too much on social media. What if people from your personal life see? But you still want to connect with others. You need to talk to those who understand IBS to get support!

At, there is a way around this: creating an anonymous username on This is the best way to engage without revealing who you are. Keep reading to find out more.

Creating an anonymous username

    • Choose a username that does not use your first and last name or any nicknames that might easily identify you.
    • Register for
    • Enter your anonymous username.
    • Enter your email address. Other users cannot see your email on It will only be used to log in to your account and receive your weekly newsletter.

Taking part with your anonymous username

Once you log in using the email for your anonymous username, you will be able to talk without sharing who you are. You can share as much or as little as you want. If you choose to remain anonymous, you will want to make sure you do not accidentally reveal who you are. Some examples of things not to post are:

      • Where you live (your state or country is usually fine)
      • Full names of your family or friends
      • Your employer
      • Unusual or specific personal or medical details

Where to take part anonymously

There are several ways to take part while maintaining your privacy here on, including:


Visit the forums to start your own discussion or join in one that has already been started:


Write an anonymous story to share what you are going through.

Comment on articles

Our contributor team at writes so many relatable articles about life with IBS. If an article strikes a chord, feel free to comment. Go ahead and share your thoughts knowing that only your username will be shown.

There are so many ways to join in while keeping your activity private. Here are a few articles to help you get started. Thanks for being part of our community!

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