Hello- I am 30 years old and have been an IBS-D since I was a child. I recently stopped taking my Ortho Tri-Cyclen after being on them for 4 years. My doctor seems to think that there is no connection to birth control pills and IBS. My IBS-D seemed to be worse at the very beginning of my cycle of pills and at the last week of my pills. My stomach and bowels were always on a roller coaster ride. So, I decided to stop taking them to see if their is a difference. Has anyone had a similiar experience and do your IBS symptoms get better or worse? I am also planning to get pregnant in the near future. Anyone have experiences with their IBS and pregnancy? Any information or personal experiences would be helpful.