Hi, my name is David and I’ve been suffering from IBS for over 10 years. The Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Blog was put together as an outlet for me to provide my personal experiences as well as create a community for all IBS sufferers. Ideally every visitor can learn and share stories with other readers so they don’t feel like they are alone.
The beautiful thing about the internet is how one can be anonymous. Most people (including myself) don’t feel comfortable talking about their IBS with others for many reasons. The first being it’s just flat out an embarrassing subject and something I’d rather not discuss. Secondly, someone else can’t understand what you’re going through unless they suffer from the same thing. Everyone gets diarrhea in their lives but that doesn’t mean you can understand what IBS patients have to go through on a daily basis. You eventually lose confidence in yourself and have trouble leaving the house and need to be easily accessible to a toilet.
With that being said, I hope you enjoy this blog and contribute with any comments you may have. Websites (especially blogs & forums) cannot be successful without it’s visitors (that’s you!) so don’t be shy and make sure to say something before you leave. A great place to start is in our IBS Forum!