IBS and Menstruation

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dbab
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   Posted 10/30/2005 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I know this subject has been overly done but I need to vent.  I am having a particular bad time of month this month and I feel like I've been dragged through the dirt.  The bloating is such an issue and right now, you would think I'm about due not to mention the feeling that I'm about to explode.  My left sided pain (sigmoid area) is ten fold and it just feels like knives.  I have had D 7 times today and many false alarms.  I needed a good cry today so I told my hubby that I was going upstairs for a nap and just laid in bed and cried.  I did get a nice visit from my doggy today who knew exactly where to curl up.  She was my little heating pad doggy :)  I'm sorry, I know I'm whining and I know people without IBS have bad menstral times but I just felt so bad today and wonder if it would be this bad without the IBS.  Thanks for letting me get this out. eyes
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   Posted 10/30/2005 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
(((A GREAT BIG BEAR HUG)))
Des, I sympathize with you hon. I get like that too sometimes. Usually I take a few Advil and lay in bed with a heating pad. I wish there was something we could take to ease the bloat but I still haven't found anything that works. It sucks being a woman sometimes. I remember even before I had IBS my cramps (which lead to D) and bloating were pretty bad (maybe I've had IBS longer than I thought ???).
Curl up with that dog (or hubby) and get as comfortable as you can. Hopefully tomorrow it will pass.....


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   Posted 10/30/2005 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
My crohns is greatly affected during my menstral cycle so I know what you're going through...I put my heating pad on as high as it'll go and alternate it back and forth from my tummy to my lower back, for me that helps more then nothing.

Feel better soon, take care!

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   Posted 10/31/2005 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((dbab)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

I really hope you're feeling better soon.  I've been lucky enough to have timed this illness in between my monthlies, but I have got that delight to come this week, and I'm dreading it.  I also used to get really bad cramps sometimes and would also have to keep going to the bathroom but I never understood why.

I've stayed off work today and I think all I feel right now is just completely deflated and a bit emotional.  I;ve been watching some women giving birth on home and health channel and crying because it looks that painful!  Why oh why would I need to be worrying about that?

Just listen to your body and if you need to cry then go ahead and do it.  It will probably make you feel so much better.  And why do we find ourselves apologising for expressing our emotions when we feel so bad?  If I didnt have you guys on here when I felt bad, when I knew you understood, I would probably feel 10 times worse than I do right now.  It's so hard for people who dont understand to symptahise with you, and you feel like they know what you're going through. 

Just take each step at a time xxxx


bunnybabe
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   Posted 10/31/2005 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
periods suck!

i am so sorry, des, feel better and keep warm. dogs do know where they are needed most! oh feel better!!!
i think the ibs is definetly a contributing factor--come on, having to worry about making it to the bathroom and a leak-- yeah it is no fun...

stay warm, take care of yourself, and indulge in anything you want, from a cry to a pint of soy ice cream! (i can't eat the regular stuff--but if you can, go for it!)

big hugs to you,
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Evie
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   Posted 10/31/2005 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   

Mmmmm ice cream!!

I'm being really bad and will probabyl suffer for this really bad soon, but I am having strawberries and cream.  I bought them at weekend because I thought I would want them but I havent until today.  I wanted a really good treat, and although I will regret saying this, I don't care what happens later on.  I have had nothing that i would call tasty, just thing that I can eat without feeling bad.

Maybe the strawberries will be good for me, and get some much needed vitamins in, but I doubt the cream will do me any favours.  But it tastes ssoooooooooooo good!  So go ahead and have something good - if you can manage it of course.  I'm still working up to a chinese but I think that will be a while off yet worst luck.

I wish I could come and give you all a big hug eyes


dbab
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   Posted 10/31/2005 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for the love :) I'm feeling much better today, unfortunately I can't take the advil with UC but I did take like 5 tylenols and its helping. I was able to drag myself out of bed and make it to work so thats a good sign. You guys are so sweet!!
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