Posted 15 February 2003 - 12:55 PM
This all sounds familiar, Lady M. I'm 50 and was diagnosed with IBS at 40, but probably had it much longer. So after a lot of years with these episodes I'm pretty much "sore" all the time. (Well, OK, I also have endometriosis and uterine fibroids which doesn't help matters. But I do "settle sore" after an attack.)In a way, I think, it makes sense... If you overdo something, be it housework, yard work, sports, or weight lifting, and you hold your muscles tense against too much resistance for too long, what happens? The muscles are sore afterward. Perhaps it's the same with the colon--if it spasms too much, too long, residual soreness results. Plausible?