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IBS-D and periods?!

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I am 18 years old and an IBS-D sufferer. Do any other IBS victims suffer from insane IBS-D when they are on their periods? My periods used to be fine, a little sore, and a little heavy, but I could live with them. Now they are too much to handle. The cramps are insane and so incredibly painful and sore. I have diarrhoea as well whilst I am on my period and I occasionally throw up. I'm an anxious person, so I dread when my period comes! If I didn't have IBS and just suffered from painful periods, I wouldn't mind. It's just that I suffer from stomach cramps and pains every day from my IBS, and now I have to go throw intense, painful period pains. It immobilises me and I just have to stay in one position in bed, clutching to a hot water bottle. (I'm doing this as we speak!)

I was recently on the pill, but noticed that my IBS was getting worse, and more violent. My nausea was becoming ore severe, and my doctor said that the pill could definitely trigger my IBS, so I had to stop it.

My question to the fellow female IBS sufferers is that does anyone else suffer like this? And if so, did you start suffering after you have been diagnosed with IBS? Did your periods become worse? Or how can I make the pain stop. I'm scared to take Immodium incase I then suffer from constipation pains as well as these period pains.

Please, someone help me.

Kind regards,

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Yes, for sure my D was tremendously worse when I was on my cycle. Check out the calcium and clay posts - you may find a little relief with either one. I'm not sure but I think calcium can also help with cramps. Hope this helps!
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