Patient Comments: Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Diagnosis

How was the diagnosis of your irritable bowel syndrome established?

Comment from: Dean Cassidy, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: January 26

I have over the past few years had issues with differentiating bowel movements and pains, one day normal, later that day soft, then next thing you know constipation. I am 27 and have been frustrated with this issue and lack of knowledge from doctors. Having me try one thing after another. I have had to do my own research online and so far I have found that probiotics have helped the most, and of course changing my diet. An increase in fiber, decrease in dairy and exercise is the best of all, I walk or run for at least an hour through out each day. I seem to know about this issue then most doctors. If you need any advice or help feel free to email me.

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Comment from: ashley1984, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 26

I was diagnosed with IBS when I was about 20, I am 24 years now. It has been a struggle, but I am getting through it. It took the doctors about 2 years to finally notice that there was something wrong. I could not even eat a salad and I would be in the bathroom in 10 minutes. Finally I found out that I have IBS and it is not a lot of fun, I don't eat if I have to travel, I make sure that there is a bathroom where ever I go. I notice now that I am on medication it is getting better. There are times where the pain is severe and I feel like I am not going to make through it, and there is time where I am not sick for a couple of weeks. I hope that one day My IBS will go away and I can live my life again.

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Comment from: heather, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 16

I was in pain a lot and my tummy was always bloated. I couldn't eat as I was sick all the time, but didn't lose any weight. I went in to hospital to have tube down throat.

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