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shelly1979
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   Posted 3/14/2007 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all!
It's been a while!  I have to say that pregnancy has helped my bad IBS-D!  I am right at 5 months now.  I still "have it", but it has let up some...thank goodness!  I'm actually wanting to eat again and I'm not in the bathroom 10 times a day with the "D"!  Although, my hair is still shedding awful.  Still don't know what that is from...stress, or the IBS.   I have also gained weight!  (yea for me!)  In July, at my worst feeling, I weighed around 110.  Not I'm weighing in at 133!  Pregnancy has been great for my IBS.  I just HOPE that it keeps improving after birth!  (fingers crossed!) 
Looking back, I have to say that stressing about your bowls caused me much personal torment that I was inflecting on myself.  I was constantly worring about it and I had the "what if's"...what if it's this, what if it's that.  I had a hard time believing my Dr.'s and I researched it WAY TOO MUCH!  My advise is...believe your Dr.'s. trust the tests they give you and their results.  RELAX!  Try not to stress...take a walk, ride a bike, take a swim.  It took a lot of time to realize that your mind can control a lot of how you feel on the inside.  I'm not saying your "mind" causes IBS...but it sure can effect it! 
Take care all,
Shelly 
 

7Lil
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   Posted 3/14/2007 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Hip hip hooray!!!!

Good for you, Shelly!  It is so great to hear success stories… It gives the rest of us hope.

Hopefully you will keep your IBS in check throughout, and post, pregnancy.  If not, you can just get pregnant again.   tongue   J/K

Do you know what sex you are having?  Boy or Girl?


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dbab
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   Posted 3/14/2007 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Good for you Shelly :) My IBS also was almost non-existant when I was pregnant and it was wonderful. For some it can get worse, some better, and some the same and its nice to hear that you get a bit of a break. This sounds like it kind of supports the theory of hormones and IBS are somewhat linked.

Hoping continuous good days for you. :)
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shelly1979
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   Posted 3/14/2007 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
It's a boy!

7Lil
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   Posted 3/14/2007 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Yay!  Good for you!

Just remember, his odds of getting IBS is significantly lower given he's male... Stats show 70% of IBSers are women. tongue


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