Hi NH66, Of course everyone is different with their IBS but I will reply with me personally:
1. With IBS do you have crampy pain or can you have constant pain that becomes stabbing when you move?
I get cramping although not always constant, was worse before taking fiber.
I do get stabbing pain on my lower left side but that is from diverticulosis and not IBS (for me).
2. Is it normal when you have a bm the pain is not relieved?
Yes, sometimes I don't feel that I fully evacuated so I will be uncomfortable for awhile. Drinking water usually helps with this.
3. Can IBS have a cycle?(seasons)
4. Can IBS go away on its own w/o meds?
Some people do not have to take meds, changing ones diet can help or eliminate the need but not for everyone. I personally do have to take meds for mine as diet alone doesn't help me completely.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007 (Lupus? Sjogren's? overlap?)
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements