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LindseyElaine

862d

My name is Lindsey and I am 19 and have been dealing with IBS since I was 16. Just want to know other peoples experience with IBS.

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    • Rita

      859d

      I've had IBS since I was 19 and I am now 26. "Better" isn't a good word but I have been able to avoid my highest problem foods but it is so many things that I also have to plan to indulge myself in the foods I miss.

    • Rita

      859d

      I've had IBS since I was 19 and I am now 26. "Better" isn't a good word but I have been able to avoid my highest problem foods but it is so many things that I also have to plan to indulge myself in the foods I miss.

    • sillysloth111

      861d

      basically all foods are triggers for me except light fruits like watermelon… it’s really invalidating when i try to ask for help with my symptoms because “it’s just a stomach ache.” the symptoms are sometimes unbearable. i hope you’re doing ok with it!

    • JollyOlNinja

      861d

      Wait a second, is that why I feel like garbage late at night?!

    • Briannaoohnana

      861d

      Mine usually hits at night. I get really gassy which is embarrassing and awful and then I’ll just be up trying to poo for hours :( you’re not alone!

    • maddus

      861d

      i’ve gone my whole life with having constant stomach and GI issues, and it was so validating to find out i have IBS and am not just dramatic or something. my main triggers are definitely gluten, dairy, tomatoes, apples, and chocolate. honestly i feel like nobody talks about how exhausting it is to be constantly trying to find food that won’t make you sick, it’s always on my mind, and even though i found some staples it’s so hard to be constantly surrounded by people who can eat whatever they want without worrying about the effects

    • JollyOlNinja

      862d

      I'm genuinely scared to try to find out my food triggers. I know spicy and super greasy food are an immediate problem, but I know that I have more.

    • LindseyElaine

      862d

      Yeah some days I am completely fine and other days I am miserable. The only thing I know my gut doesn’t like is heavily fried foods.

    • UnluckyUnicorn

      862d

      Hi! I’m glad you are here! For me, I have tons of food triggers and it’s really exhausting trying to keep up with what foods do what to me and even if I do everything right I can still get symptoms. Rarely do I have a day without symptoms and it’s painfully exhausting. I’m still learning about it though as I was recently diagnosed after years of suffering

    • JollyOlNinja

      862d

      For me, its comes at random. There will be days where my stomach hurts so much that I sweat and can't eat and days that are like I don't even have IBS

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