IBS - My Story

After years of struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome / IBS, I finally find myself in a place where I am in control of my life.  To this point Irritable Bowel Syndrome /IBS has been in charge.

It has affected my work, my social life, my family and my ability to function as a normal human being.

I always had mild IBS as a child, however after a prolonged period of taking antibiotics I was left with an utterly useless digestive system.  

Every single time I ate, a fear would ensue that I’d have to rush to the closest bathroom.  Most times I’d make it, occasionally I would not.

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Our message to fellow sufferers


A definition of IBS

‘Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder characterized most commonly by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. IBS causes a great deal of discomfort and distress, but it does not permanently harm the intestines and does not lead to a serious disease, such as cancer.

Most people can control their symptoms with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications. For some people, however, IBS can be disabling. They may be unable to work, attend social events, or even travel short distances.’

Many of us recognise this definition.  IBS can be utterly debilitating and all consuming.  This website aims to supply IBS sufferers with the tools to overcome and manage their IBS.  We do so by acknowledging that IBS symptoms vary from person to person,  and that we are all unique.

This site has been created by sufferers for sufferers, as we are utterly determined to help as many people as we possibly can.  All of us those who write for IBS-Health have found ways to manage their IBS and regain control of their lives.  They all add the benefit of their wisdom to offer you a site which can help you, defeat our shared adversary IBS.

What will you find in this website:

The chief aim of this website is to arm IBS sufferers, with as much information as possible, to enable them to best treat their condition.  Knowledge is power with IBS,  whatever you may be told, few truly understand the digestive process.  Many sufferers endure at the hands of professionals who do not know the answer.

The key areas we have focused on are:

We also have a large section devoted to the ‘Low FODMAP Diet’ along with a specific website dealing with the Low FODMAP Diet, along with hundreds of ‘Low FODMAP Recipes’.

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