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During fall and winter, I worry more because that's when the stomach virus is more active. Other than that, I haven't noticed whether my IBS is worse in the summer or winter. I can have spells any time of the year. Susan
 

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Temperature extremes, whether they are hot or cold, make my IBS worse. I can't explain why, just that I've always been like that. I'm not taking any meds for my IBS as I'm still healing from hernia surgery that was done last fall. I'm probably due for a checkup with a new g.i. specialist.
 

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Cooler nights affect my IBS for some reason, where I would wake up in the middle of the night feeling cold, nauseous and feel like having diarrhea.

All in all, drastic weather changes give me flare-ups (especially when it changes from warm to cold).

Hot and humid weather give severe indigestion. It's like my stomach cannot 'work' in hot conditions.
 

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Good to know many people feel the same way.

remember that doctors gain their knowledge mostly by experiencing, so if they say it's weird, means they haven't heard about it yet!

but yes, warmth helps my stomach more and of course my period cramps.

I haven't noticed much if the winter worsens my symptoms but i think that's the case here, and it started in November this year.

I hope it will go away when the weather becomes more friendly! :)
 

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I find that when the cold winter months set in my IBS symptoms get much worse. specifically stomach cramps and bloating!!! This always happens in the winter and then improves when the weather gets warmer. I get the same amount of excercise, eat the same diet, sleep just as much (if not more). The cold temperatures just seem to set it off. I recently mentioned this to my doctor but his only response was "that's weird". Does anyone else experience this? Does anyone know why this would happen? And of course, the all important question... Does anyone know how to counteract it???
Yes i feel the same way
 

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I live in a city with a very cold climate, so I often get sick because I also have a weak immune system. I have often thought about moving, but I love my hometown and can't make up my mind. I spoke to my friends and acquaintances about what to do in this situation. I decided to install a radiator outlet to create warmth and comfort in my home. Now I am sick a lot less and spend more time with my family.
 
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