My periods are actually never normal, probably because I am a bit underweight and all. But lately my periods (if you call them that) are really wierd. It's not really bright blood like normal, but instead dark almost black blood. That lasts a few days then just as sudden as it came its gone. It's not alot of dark blood but I dont have the typical symptoms I usually have with my periods. Which is mood swings, and severe pelvic pain, and cramps. This was mostly little pelvic pain, extreme bloating, and a bit of diahrea. I dont have intense pelvic pain with it, but I do have a high tendency to have pelvic pain with my IBS no matter what.To top it all off, Ive been getting more gassy then I have ever been, coughing a bit after meals. And sometimes an intense pelvic pain. With my IBS when I have a flare up I can't even touch my stomach with having some pain or gag reflux. And more indegestetion, heart burns I think and alot of acid in my stomach. I actually think I may have another infection. As my IBS tends to rear its ugly head whenever I have an infection. I am going to see my GI doctor soon and try to figure out whats going on, I am also in a CBT class.IBS is probably the most frustrating thing out there.. you never know if it is IBS or something else. I am just trying to keep my spirits up and do the best I can. I have IBS yes, but it wont control me. I know I just would like to take better care of myself, and work hard on getting past this flare up so that I can get my life back, and do things I would love to do.