Hi everyone. I am IBS-C and am due to get my period in two days, and am also getting over a terrible cold. Funny thing is during the cold my stomach was SO well behaved. Today was my first day back at work though, and I woke up with bloating, back pain, etc. Does anyone notice that the flare ups of IBS tend two come within a few days of getting your period? This is just awful. I am also on the pill which I know can be a trigger as well, but I have terrible cramps ( from my period) without it.