(Closed) IBS and Pregnancy?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Alright so i am not pregant nor have ever been but i do have IBS and when people ask me what it feels like i tell them its like period cramps in your intestines, sometimes around ‘that’ time of the month i cannot tell if i am having an IBS flair up and need to go to the bathroom ASAP -i have the everything runs right through me when stressed version of IBS 🙁 – or if its just cramps from my period. Needless to say i am just as currious as you! I can only imagine things will get more hard to figure out when i get pregant. lol Good luck! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’ve had IBS for about a decade and somehow pregnancy has made thing MUCH better. First trimester was a little rough in that department, but so far my second tri has been fantastic. I’m not sure how you manage your IBS, but peppermint is the only thing that has ever helped me (i’ve tried everything), so during my first tri I sucked on a lot of peppermint candies and had peppermint tea pretty often. I also take gas-x, but during the first tri I limited how often I took it (no more than once a day).

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@tnbellebee:  Oh, I hope it helps! My doctor never, ever mentioned it to me, so I kept trying all sorts of different remedies and prescriptions. Then, I was at a doctors office and the only magazine there was to read was a Men’s Health, and inside was an article about men and IBS and how a lot of them use peppermint to help the symptoms. Low and behold, it’s the only thing that works for me! I actually get these pills and take them as needed…haven’t used any prescriptions for probably about five years now! Good luck 🙂 http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Way-Pepogest-Peppermint-softgels/dp/B00016AHRY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351439963&sr=8-1&keywords=peppogest

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsHoneyC:  This actually flicked on a lightbulb in my head. Wow. Going to research IBS now. Thank you.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@LilacViolet:  hey no worries! its fairly common, their is a diarreah version, a constipation version and some people get both! Lots of great information online about it. IBS stands for irritable Bowel syndrome. 

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