I've had my period for almost ten years now, and I never used tampons. Two years ago my IBS started. In those two years, I've tried to use tampons, but I just can't. After the first few minutes, I feel so much sicker (IBS symptoms). I don't know if it's the stress of trying to get the darn thing in right or if it's pressure against my gut. My gyno said the pain may be a result of the tampon pressing on the other organs around the vagina. I was just wondering if anyone else had any comments on this or if they had ever experienced anything similar.