I definitely follow this pattern:Trying hard to trace if theres a hormone link and if so can I address it and any help and advice appreciated.Period Day 1-7 IBS seems to improve and I feel it is going. Great few days after period. Really feel things are getting better.Day 12 (Day 1 being first day of period)Grumbling grouching wind, D. spasming tons of discharge, (like during ovulation)beginnings for feeling rectal pressure and incomplete evacuation, feels much like mild period pains in tummy with slight dull ache in right back area. Then about day 15 things improve, around day 20 or so all symptoms return then begin to improve around day 1 and so on. This happens on or off the BC pill. when recently I tried to back to back the pill on holiday just ended up with 23 day period. Mostly periods are fairly regular although not long off pill to truly check this - feel so certain that hormones are out of kilter but don't know what to ask the doctor to do. He is unconcerned with my symptoms as they are all typical. Have been on Logynon 30, are trying things with no pill and may then try a 35 dose but at 39 no-one is keen to raise the dosage too much. Any ideas at all. In fact if someone were to suggest cooking a mouse and sucking its innards out of its bottom I would give it a go if I thought it would work - sorry mouse lovers.