Patient Video - Lisa’s story: How did you find out you had irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and how was it diagnosed?

Lisa describes the experiences, symptoms, and delays she had leading up to her diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). She talks about the challenges of finding personalized recommendations at the beginning of her diagnosis, and the frustrations of having to go it alone. She also discusses her gluten intolerance, testing for celiac disease, challenges with prescription medications, and how she manages her IBS through nutrition and diet.

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This educational activity has been developed by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie, Ardelyx, and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals.

This website is part of the Animated Patient® series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.