IBS, women and their relationships

IBS, women and their relationships

I am currently a student at the University of Sheffield studying my undergraduate degree in sociology. As part of my final year research, I aim to explore how IBS affects women and their social relationships. More specifically, I am looking to explore issues surrounding disclosure, avoiding social situations, intimacy, body image and management. I am looking to interview female IBS sufferers. I’d also like to say that I’ve suffered with digestive illness from the age of 16, which has had an effect on many aspects of my life too. With this, I hope we can share some experiences and discuss what it is to be a woman with digestive illness.

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  • Sounds like an interesting study. Would love to help out but I'm across the pond so I don't meet your criteria. Will you post the paper when you're done? I'd like to read it.

  • I'm open to online interviews too as I understand access is an issue. Can send over the results once my study is done :)

  • Hi there I'm in Sheffield and would love to help you, iv suffered for over 20 years with ibs and recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia I'm in chronic pain, fatigue the list is endless and this is affecting my everyday life .

  • hi there could you send me a personal message via my email and we can discuss further if you are happy to take part :) its lwhite2@sheffield.ac.uk

    best wishes

    lauren x

  • Hi Lauren iv tried to email you but keeps saying message failed no name domain iv tried from my phone & iPad can you email me please

    Thanks G

  • Hi sorry about that, would you like to give me your email address? not sure why my email hasnt worked!

    x

  • Hi Lauren its gaynorashmore@icloud.com

    Thanks

  • Hi Lauren White,

    Actually I don't have any experience of IBS effects with women and their relationship. But from my self experience it is very dis-comfortable and uneasy life. Presently I am somewhat under control by eliminating some foods and started taking some medicine (Maverine, Omiprazol, Fybogel & Bio-kult) with the consulting of GP. So if you have any suggestion please share.

  • Happy to be interviewed online too, body image is of specific symptom if my ibs which has dented my self esteem.

  • hi there could you send me a personal message via my email and we can discuss further if you are happy to take part :) its lwhite2@sheffield.ac.uk

    best wishes

    lauren x

  • Hi, Had ibs most of my life and anyone who has it will know that it causes

    misery and added health complications as well. I would help if I can via

    my trusty tablet but be warned Im an old silver surfer.

  • hi there could you send me a personal message via my email and we can discuss further if you are happy to take part :) its lwhite2@sheffield.ac.uk

    best wishes

    lauren x

  • Hi unfortunately I do not live in the south Yorkshire area, but if you need any help I'm more than happy to be interviewed. Good luck

  • if you could drop me an email that would be great! we may be able to do a telephone interview or skype if you are happy to continue x

  • may i ask why you are just asking for female ibs sufferers ? i am a 61 year old male who has had ibs-d for 38 years.

  • I appreciate this and it's a very important point to make! I am looking specifically at the way in which societal expectations of being a woman affects individuals when they have IBS. I am hoping that in the future I can do the same for men too, given the time and resources. It's a relatively new area of research!

  • thanks for your reply

    please include me when you want to know about men with ibs

    i have a lot to say [ 38 years worth ]

    best regards.

  • Hi I am a 33 year old female, and I would be very interested to help but will find it difficult to take anymore time off work. I have no HOLS left as all have been taken up for hospital appointments!! I suffer with FIBRO, EDS Hyper mobility, Severe IBS/Slow Transit Constipation, Raynauds, Allergies!! I am due to have a procedure done on the 3rd December 2014 with regards to the bowl should you be interested in that?? (I'm hoping this procedure will help otherwise I could be looking at a STOMA! I have suffered for 11+ years and I still do! Is it not possible to take part by post??

  • Hello, thank you for reply. I'm very grateful for your interest and im keen to hear your story. I am willing to do skype interviews or phone interviews if that is something you would be interested in, at a time to suit you. If you would like to do this, please sent me a personal message via my email lwhite2@sheffield.ac.uk

    best wishes x

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