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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 7/1/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello. I am so glad I found this site.  I have been diagnosed with IBS for about 7 years, and it's overwheling.  This morning I had the worst accident ever on waking up, and I got so depressed because I am an adult and I feel as if IBS has taken over my world.  Trying to find food triggers, diets, taking emergency clothes to work, praying I can find a toilet quickly, explaining to friends why I can't eat certain things at parties.  And the pain!  My God!  I guess it could be worse- I have a sister who is battling Crohn's disease. Fortunately, tests proved I didnt have Crohns. The only saving thing is my kids great sense of humor about all this- they've named the toilet after me, seeing as how they can hardly get in to use it!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 1956
   Posted 7/1/2010 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum! You've landed in a very good place. Lots of helpful members here. I wish you didn't have such struggles, I wish we could all wave a magic wand and our troubles would be over. But for now, having a place to post, ask questions, vent or just laugh about something silly to share, really, really helps!
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg + Renew Life/Ultimate Flora/Critical Care/80 Billion daily

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 7/1/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
hey reallife,welcome to the forum! :)

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Date Joined Jul 2004
Total Posts : 1293
   Posted 7/2/2010 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
welcome to the forum reallife, hopefully we all can help.
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