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liina
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posted 02-13-1999 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for liina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found that my ibs got worse after I had my son. Did anyone else experience the same thing? Actually while I was pregnant I didn't suffer hardly any ibs symptoms at all. And then after I had my son the symptoms came back with a vengence. I've mentioned this to my gasto and he doesn't think there is any connection. Just wondering about everybody else. I would appreciate any input. Thanks liina

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posted 02-20-1999 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glenda     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My stomach was Very sick the whole 9 months of my pregnancy. Then was better after I delivered. Afew years later the IBS got more noticable though. I think it was just morning -day and night sickness.

Nicol
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posted 02-23-1999 02:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nicol   Click Here to Email Nicol     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you have a C-section? I had two sections and my IBS worsened after my first son and after my second it worsened even more. I am sure that the sugery triggered the problems. I am currently being treated for an IBD.

Cher
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posted 02-23-1999 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cher     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi
I have found too that my IBS D has gotten worse since I had my daughter. I find too that I worry more when I'm out somewhere alone with her and I have to make a dash for it that I'm not going to make it, so I think as far as your nerves too it probably makes it worse. I feel sorry for our children, my daughter always says to me "YOU"RE NOT FEELING GOOD TODAY MOMMY" and I also find that she says her tummy doesn't feel good but I think that's cause she hears me say that all the time! Be nice if one day we woke up and this thing would just disappear!
Cher

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posted 02-23-1999 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heykate   Click Here to Email heykate     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, Liina -

I hate to say this, but mine got BETTER after I had kids. I suffered badly from 18 to 33 when I had my first baby. It hasn't been as bad since. Who knows why??? However, I DID develop fibromyalgia after they were born. So, I didn't get off free! I actually felt BETTER during pregnancy (both), although I had a rough couple of months in the beginning. So, I don't know about the connection.

Nicol
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posted 02-24-1999 02:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nicol   Click Here to Email Nicol     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cher, doesn't it just get you down when your daughter says that? I got a tip from a lady named Fran on a Crohn's board. She said that it really helps the kids and husband when you tell them when you are having a good day. They get all excited and happy even if you tell them that it is just an O.K. day. It was a great suggestion and it keeps the optimism up in the family. I just thought that I would pass this on. Take Care

Cher
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posted 02-24-1999 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cher     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicol,
Hi thanks for the message! Yes it really gets me down when she says that and I will try telling her when I'm having a good day!
Sometimes they are few and far between but that's probably a good idea. She's only 3 and I don't want her to think that being sick all the time is normal! Thanks for your advice!
Cher

liina
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posted 02-24-1999 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for liina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone for replying. Nicol, I did not have a c-section, but he was a big boy, almost 9lbs so I wonder if he just squished everything up in there. Cher, I can also relate to you. My son is almost 3 and he also is starting to ask why mommys tummy doesn't feel good and why mommy has to go to the doctor again. I think I will follow Nicols advice and keep emphasizing the good days. It is just so frustrating because this STUPID ibs doesn't just affect us but those around us as well. Fortunately for me, I have a very supportive husband which makes a world of difference.

Nicol
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posted 02-25-1999 03:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nicol   Click Here to Email Nicol     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey all you moms! I am glad that you liked my suggestion. My 4 1/2 yr old is very caring and gives me lots of hugs and kisses when I feel bad. I just wish that my kids didn't have a sick mommy, I know this is how all of you feel.
heykate have you heard of Fibro-Plex? It is a natural supplement for people with Fibromyalgia. My mom uses it with great results. It is distributed in Canada by a company called Metagenics.
Take Care Mommies!

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