Patient Comments: IBS-D - Experience

Question:

What’s your biggest challenge with living with IBS-D? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Nana50, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 24

I have lived with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) since childhood, with several hospitalizations from resulting colitis. My IBS-D has gotten so bad that I have multiple watery stools a day with difficulty making it to the bathroom in time. I have tried everything with no improvement and my primary care physician doesn’t feel comfortable prescribing rifaximin.

Comment from: Skarra , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

Living with IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea), I am not leading the life I want to lead. I want to exercise daily by walking but can’t leave my home. It becomes boring doing it inside all the time. Not being able to make plans and when plans are made, I am stressed the entire time wondering when I’m going to have to run to the bathroom.

Comment from: Pinkypatches, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

I'm a diabetic and have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) no matter what I eat. I'm miserable and I try to follow a diet but it's hard because I get sick no matter what I eat. I get constant gas and pain all day long and it is affecting my life and even my sex life. I do see a gastroenterologist but he's not helping me much either. I know there is no cure but there has to be some kind of medicine to help me, I feel like I'm tied to a toilet.

Comment from: John, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

It is very hard to live with IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea). It develops in people in stress. I have visited many gastrointestinal doctors but I know there is no cure.

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