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HiI've been gone for a few weeks. I've been so busy with my new job I don't have time to do anything lately.Has anybody noticed that IBS symptoms seem to be worse during and shortly after your monthly cycle? I noticed that I get crampy and sick for a few days during and shortly after. I usually feel extremley tired too and I also experience nauseau (sp).Anybody else out there notice this? Obviously women....
 
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Hi Chris - welcome back - hows the new job?Actually my IBS symptoms are much better whilst I'm having my period - I'm usually on the C side and it "loosens" up during the period which makes things a little easier. I get horrible pains during ovulation but my doc says thats nothing to do with IBS.Sue
 
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Oh I know - we've had the carpet fitters laying down the old red carpet all day and have got "Jeeves" out of mothballs to celebrate!!Sue
 

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me too.the correlation between my time of menstruation is *exactly* the same time that my IBS symptoms worsen. it amazes me really because i can't think of a single time in which one was not affected by the other. i wonder if there's an explanation for this?
 

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Hi sick. I have the pill injection now and it seems to have illiminated all period symptoms, but before i decided to have it i used to get really hot in my stomach, if that makes sence and the D was 100 times worse. Literally running to the loo every 5 mins all day. Like i said, the injection has stopped all of that. Only get ibs cramps now, nothing period related at all.Lisa
 

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Yes, mine has always been worse just before, and at the beginning. Must be a connection, whether hormones, or just more activity or what. I get loose stools a lot just before, even thought I'm IBS-C.
 

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Since I've gone on the Anti D's the main time I suffer is during my period. It's a nightmare, and nothing seems to work to stop it. I was out shopping earlier, and had to leg it to the loo - Nearly didn't make it. I hate it.
 

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Although I am no longer in the "menstrual" group I still remember a few things from before my "hys". Menses usually involves cramps and so does IBS. I have a sneaky suspicion that one may be irritating the other or both.
 

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Ugh! My periods and hormones are a nightmare and next to stress one of my main triggers!I get C for about 3 days of the first week before it is due, then the D starts. It goes for the remaining 4 days, then my period starts, I have D the whole time it is going and finally about 2 days after my period finishes the D starts to clear up.I can't take anything at all that mucks with my horomones, the pill gives me pains and D and I've tried them all. Even herbal PMS things give me explosive D
I haven't found much that helps. Round that time I just pop out the good old immodium, buscopan, paracetamol and as many hot water bottles as I can find and try to vegetate
Bring on menopause I say!!!! (Long wait seeing as I'm only 27
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Hi GuysThanks. I just feel awful during my period and also a for a few days after bleeding. I get sick feeling and bad cramps. I hate it, I can barely work.My new job is stressful, constant travel and I am still having problems w/ the husband.I am going to the Seattle IBS clinic next week. I hope they help me.
 

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I notice that right before my period my IBS symptoms are far worse, but during my period I feel like I am in heaven, my IBS is sooo much better. It makes the horrible periods I do have seem much more bearable. Is that sad or what? I am not really sure why, but for me it is such a difference.
 
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Stacey - yes really interesting - me too girl - are we the only saddos that actually welcome the monthly "joy".Take careSue
PS: Are you generally on the C side - loosening up during your period? I am
 
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