Yeah, hormones are a bugger for IBS. My period always made it worse (part of why I'm now trying the constant birth control to stop my periods - I'll let y'all know how that goes). My mom is going through menopause, too, and I know that her IBS acts up when she does get a period (although they're coming less and less for her).
When you think about it, women really DO have it so much harder in so many ways. Periods, pregnancy, labor, menopause....SHEESH!! People just don't give us enough credit sometimes...
27yo Female, diagnosed with IBS in 2002. Taken lots of meds, but never got relief from any of them. Been subjected to too many tests to list, but never had a colonoscopy. I think that's the only one I'm missing. :p
GOOD NEWS!!! I found a new GI doctor and I'm seeing them for the first consultation on August 6, 2008! WISH ME LUCK!!