Has anyone ever heard of hormonal problems contributing to the symptoms of IBS. It seems like after I had my son 8 years ago my "IBS" got worse. I had over 2 years of being symptom free and about 6 months after I had my son it came back in full force. I have not had my period since July and my OB just had me get blood work done yesterday and I got to thinking about that and the IBS. I am one of those that is confinded to my house because I am afraid to go out. It has been 15 years like this (with a 2 years break) I would love to live again. I am 35 and would love to go out to eat with my husband and son at a normal restaurant more then 1 mile from my house!!! Any ideas.