IBS Worse While on Period - Any Suggestions?
Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:48 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:41 AM
same happens to me and i heard that if you go to a doctor they will give you medication sometime even birth control pill because it calms down hormone that do that kind of stuff.
I have IBS-D and have noticed that during that *special* time of month that I am on my period, that my IBS symptoms really seem to flare up and get about 10 times worse. In fact, I feel like I spend at least 75% of those days in the bathroom. I usually take Advil for the cramping, but that really doesn't help with the D and I hate to be stuck popping tons of Immodium and Gas-X every day while I'm on my period. Do any of you have any suggestion for ANYTHING that helps you get through your period when your IBS symptoms are worse? I work at an office and I don't really think they'd allow me to take off a week every month to curl up in bed...although it's what I feel like doing...