Life with IBS

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2013
Life with IBS
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Sun, 08-11-2013 - 10:07am

Can someone explain in real person terms what life is like for someone with IBS? I am curious if it may be what I am dealing with. I haven't been to a doctor as I'm trying to decide if I need to see one. Is there medication that can help?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 5:27pm

There are varying degrees of IBS, so symptoms can vary. Diarrhea is common, but some people have constipation instead. I will try to find you some good informative sites and post back.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 5:46pm

Here are a couple that I found that I hope are something that will be helpful to you.

University of Maryland Medical Center

IBS Self-help and Support Group

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-12-2013
Mon, 08-19-2013 - 8:18am

My sister has IBS and she alternates between diarrhea and constipation. She is always having bouts of gas and stomach pains. She doesn't take any medication but does have to stay away from certain foods.