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rockcandi1
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posted 02-01-1999 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockcandi1   Click Here to Email rockcandi1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have read on alot of different postings and noticed that i am not the only one who seems to get worse during our periods.has anyone found relief &does anyone know if this is hormone related? also do you have D-type or C-type at that time?

deah175728
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posted 02-01-1999 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deah175728     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i do believe this is also hormone related. my ibs is the worst when i have my period. iam going to the doc to see what get be done if anything. good luck deah

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posted 02-01-1999 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Carmen   Click Here to Email Carmen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I definitely get it worse the few days before my period. I'm on the pill, so I'm not sure if it's a hormone thing, but I've heard that women who don't have IBS tend to get diarrhea the week before their period. What is type "C", "D" etc?

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posted 02-01-1999 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carla     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My IBS is also worse during my period- the d type, and I'm on the pill as well, so I have no idea what's going on. I'd also be very interested in any info on the subject...
Carla

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posted 02-01-1999 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for K   Click Here to Email K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm also on the pill, and my IBS gets horrible when I'm on my period!

Jennie P
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posted 02-01-1999 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jennie P   Click Here to Email Jennie P     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't think there is anything you can do to lessen symptoms during your period. Many of my friends have diarrhea before and during their periods and are not bothered by digestive problems at any other time. I think it is definitely a hormonal thing and IBS sufferers just have insult added to injury!!!

Cheri
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posted 02-01-1999 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cheri   Click Here to Email Cheri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know really about IBS being worse with periods, actually I just don't remember. I had a hysterectomy in the summer and really it isnt any better. Just one less body part to blame. Hope you feel better soon.
Cheri

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posted 02-01-1999 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockcandi1   Click Here to Email rockcandi1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you know alot of the replys say they are on the pill .not me i got spayed way back in 83 i also had 2 c -sections with my kids ,so what about abdominal surgery's any ties??????????

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posted 02-02-1999 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockcandi1   Click Here to Email rockcandi1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok girls i know more women visit this board we need more feed back about this i'm going to try bring it up to my doc again see if i can get a straighter answer

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posted 02-02-1999 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nikib   Click Here to Email nikib     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My IBS flares up a little during my periods. I really have to watch what I eat then. It's usually for the first couple of days. I take Advil and it helps the cramping. It seems like the menstrual cramps can turn into colon cramps.

My IBS has been better, my PMS has been less since I started taking calcium and I do yoga. Some of the stretches really feel good to my tummy.

Take care,
Niki

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posted 02-02-1999 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LNAPE   Click Here to Email LNAPE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Taking Calcium can help with the cramps associated with your period. It also helps the diarrhea. Also if you get irratable try taking 1 vitamin B 6 100 mg on the bad days. It helps the moodyness if any of you get that way. Ha Ha.

Linda

Take 1 caltrate plus tablet with each meal daily and only take the vitamin B 6 100 MG at PMS time. This works for me.

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posted 02-03-1999 08:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for maryt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Ladies, I too have worse problems around my period. For those that don't already know "C" stands for constipation and "D" stands for diarrhea. I usually get d. According to Dr. Salts book its common for IBS symptoms to become worse around period time.(doesn't say why) Boy, its great being a woman with IBS. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the men go through their ups and downs too. We ladies are forunate that we can look at the calendar and say "Well, get ready body its time for more pain and misery". I too am on the pill but I take it because my periods were heavy and caused me to have anemia. The pill sortof worked. It slowed down my period but now I get one twice a month. I'm going to try another kind next week. I hope that more ladies sound in on this one . Remember the more input, the more we help each other.

rockcandi1
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posted 02-03-1999 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockcandi1   Click Here to Email rockcandi1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i don't know any man that could go through 1 period in their whole life (just 1)they would be in bed the whole week and swear they were dying.LOL

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posted 02-04-1999 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for maryt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I totally agree! I know my man couldn't. I was just trying not to insult the men that might read this.

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posted 02-04-1999 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heykate   Click Here to Email heykate     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used to suffer a lot during my periods, but I'm on hormones for menopause, now, and it doesn't seem to be as bad. I had a doc once who explained to me that the enzyme which causes the uterus to contract is the same one that causes the bowels to contract and that was why it was worse during my periods. The body just can't seem to tell the difference. Anybody know anything about this?

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posted 02-06-1999 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockcandi1   Click Here to Email rockcandi1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
there was something else i wanted to add to this post. To the women that do suffer more during:has anyone else been told to stop using tampons? my doc told me i should switch to pads(which i hate)and i was wondering if anyone else was going through this

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posted 02-06-1999 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for K   Click Here to Email K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have noticed that sometimes my cramping is slightly worse when using tampons. I've never been told by anyone to stop using them though. I've used both pads and tampons though, and there is really not much difference. K

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posted 02-08-1999 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for natasha   Click Here to Email natasha     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have noticed a resemblence to pain and using tampons. When I use a tampon I have tremendous stomach pains and when I use a pad (which I hate) I feel a lot better. I also have pains during my period and my OB GYN put me on pain killers because of the pain. My Doc who diagnosed me wants me to start the pill again which I hope will help with the pain some.

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posted 02-08-1999 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jessica   Click Here to Email Jessica     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Before I was diagnosed with IBS I would get "D" the first day of my period. Now I have "C" type IBS and sometimes during my period my IBS gets worse and sometimes it goes away. I never can tell.

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