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Wendy6
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posted 03-15-1999 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wendy6   Click Here to Email Wendy6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did your IBS symptoms seem to disappear when you became pregnant or get worse? Mine disappeared for the last 6 months of my pregnancy and didn't seem to return until about 8 months after delivery. Is this common, or did I just get lucky???!!! Wendy

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posted 03-15-1999 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for charlie   Click Here to Email charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well wendy!
that is a tuff question for us guys to answer? humm, it gave me something to think about.
have a good one wendy
charlie

Rob
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posted 03-15-1999 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wendy -
I haven't had a child yet, but let me tell you this. My sister suffered from D every day for about 2 years (though never actually diagnosed with IBS) and the problem completely disappeared when she became pregnant with her first child 4 years ago. She is now pregnant with her third and never had the problem re-occur over the last 4 years. Both she and I have learned that the birth control pill cannot be tolerated and that going off the pill really helped reduce the D significantly.
And, Dr. Salt's book does say hormones can effect the IBS - so it may have to do with your hormone levels.
R

Joe
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posted 03-15-1999 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe   Click Here to Email Joe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well Wendy, I'm with charlie on this one.

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Joe

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posted 03-15-1999 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heykate   Click Here to Email heykate     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wendy - I had typical morning sickness through the first couple of months of pregnancy with both and then felt GREAT!! (*Almost* a good enough reason to keep getting pregnant - But there's that aftermath thing you have to deal with!) It came back within months of giving birth both times. HOWEVER, since I've been on hormones for menopause, not only has the ibs been much better, but my hair has turned red again (from dark auburn because of aging ) and my skin is much nicer. I call them the youth hormones! Don't know if there is a correlation or not, but hormones seem to definitely help my ibs! (And my self-image )

Pattee
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posted 03-15-1999 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pattee   Click Here to Email Pattee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wendy I am envious Cause I never had any problems untill after I had children.My insides never worked right.The funny thing is I never had morning sickness with anyof my pregnancies.Just show sthe varity Of IBS.Love Pattee

gal4
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posted 03-15-1999 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gal4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wendy,
I didn't have IBS during my child-bearing years. However, I always had severe cramps, near hemmhorraging (?sp), and PMS. I don't think menopause had any effect, nor hormone therapy (although I can't say about the last thing for sure. My onset was after heavy antibiotic use for a year. I am pretty sure of that.
If any guys are reading this - just stop!
Being the Oldedst IBSer On The Board if there are any other female related questions I can answer or help with please let me know.
Also, with my first baby I threw up for nine months, day and night. Second baby, only for a couple of months in the AM.

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