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I have notice that my IBS-D is worse when my hormones are out of whack due to PMS? Does anyone else have this problem.
 

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PMS is, like alot of things, very stressful on the body...........adrenals r worked harder during those times..............look at adrenal fatigue, u may have more than one symptom...........
 

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Thank you to all that responded. I read the article Kathleen suggested. that was very interesting.CRstar I also looked up adrenal fatigue. I don't think I fit into that category. But I wish I had know about that I would have asked the dr about it.
 

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Pretty common problem. If it persists, it's something worth mentioning to your OB/GYN. A lot of them are more sympathetic to periods triggering IBS and are willing to work with you on symptom relief, whether it be more natural or using birth control to help regulate and decrease the intensity of cycles.Just warning you that if you mention "adrenal fatigue" to your doctor, they may look at you oddly. It's not recognized as a clinical diagnosis at this point and I'd hate for you to get labelled as a hypochondriac....Many doctors think that IBS patients are obsessive in the first place, and unfortunately I've met far too many of them who are not receptive to IBS patient worries. Best wishes!
 

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Have to say that crstar has been very helpful in trying to help me but I would also worry that if I mentioned adrenal fatique to my GP she might think i had completely lost the plot. It is almost impossible in the limited time we have with GPs to explore alternative options-we have enough problems getting them to prescribe the recognised tried and trusted remedies. In my experience if you leave with a different script to one you have tried before then you can count that consultation a success-sad really but there it is! NEXT PLEASE!!!!
 

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thank you Petra and blondeoverblue24 for your responses. I am currently trying Bentyl. I am still in the beginning stages of trying to figure out if it is working and whether it is helping with the hormone issue. I don't have a regular gyno at this time but I am going to take these opinions in with me. Yes, many times I feel like a hypochondriac. But I am so tired of "just living with it" as a gastro told me years ago.
 
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