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Sorry guys, this one is for the girls !!

Hi girls

I know that ibs can get worse around the time of our period but over the last couple of months I seem to be really suffering three or four days before I come on. I am getting feelings of really bad period pain which usually lasts a minute or two and then eases off, this happens every half hour to an hour or so. I don't suffer period pain normally and don't suffer with it whilst I'm on just these days leading up to it, usually get a couple of bouts of diarrhoea too. Does anyone else experience this?

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Hi Kerry, Thanks for the reply, guess we all have to just trudge on as best we can, I will try your tip about the fruit and veg though, thanks alot.


Thanks Kerry, I will do, it's always comforting knowing there are other people out there who feel the same way as you.

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I also suffer from pretty much exactly the same problems. Have just started the FODMAP diet so hoping that will help, will let you know. I might try the Pukka Aloe Vera also.


Hi there

I have actually just bought a book on FODMAP diet and am about half way through, am going to try it also, we'll have to maybe try and let each other know how we get on.


Hi Sammi7,

I highly recommend the book 'Irritable Bowel Solutions' by Professor John Hunter for all aspects of IBS and, for you in particular, there's a lot of info about it and the menstrual cycle.



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