(Closed) IBS ladies

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@cutiepatootie:  I have mild IBS and my triggers are all food and stress related, so I’ve never heard of having clothing problems related to IBS.  However, I have always had a ton of trouble finding clothes that fit right (for me, because I have no butt and slim thighs, so my pants fall off and if I buy them tight enough to stay on my butt, they’re way tight in the waist).  I’ve had great luck getting pants tailored to fit me!  

Could you buy pants that are too big in the waist and have them tailored through the hips and thighs to stay up?  Not sure exactly where your problem areas would be but I’m guessing the abdominal area.  Maybe you could also get the waistband replaced with a piece of stretch denim or something that wouldn’t be too obvious but that could give you more comfort.  Or, you could even get elastic put in on the side seams of the waistband so that the jeans can stretch with you when you eat.  I think I may have seen maternity jeans for the early stages that have subtle elastic all the way around rather than just in a giant panel in the belly area.  

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@cutiepatootie:  I dont bloat too much from my IBS but I do like to wear comfortable pants like leggings or yoga pants on a regular basis. I just hate jeans in general and will only wear them on a special occasions anyways. I do have to wear dress pants to work and notice that they can be uncomforatlbe tight in the waist when my stomache is bothering me that day so I tryto buy streatchy work pants now that give a little in the waist not anything to tight or structured  

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

My mom swells really bad.  She wears dresses and loose skirts that she can wear way up on her natural waist line with a shirt that goes overtop.  At home, it’s yoga pants.  I can’t remember the last time I saw her in jeans.

Someone who was dying of cancer and working was swelling like crazy and she ended up buying maternity pants.  I agree with the PP, check out maternity jeans!

Post # 9
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1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@cutiepatootie: I guess I would just search Yelp or a similar site for a tailor in your area, and then ask them if they can do it.   

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