I am at the end of my tether. I have suffered with IBS since age 14 and at the age now of 46 it is worse than ever. My periods are every 22 days and a week before I am due I can feel the changes coming in my stomach - gurgling, cramping, constipation, bloating...... Then it is what I call the "jelly flood" for 3 to 4 days together with more gurgling, severe cramping, severe bloating, nausea, can not sleep but really tired. Then eventually I start to feel a little normal for a few days before it all starts again. I am only small but sometimes my stomach swells to the size of looking 7 months pregnant. The IBS and the periods are ruining my life and was wondering if any one out there feels the same. I have after many years just been to see a consultant who suggested that I have the coil fitted, but I am not sure if it will make the IBS worse or not? I did take the mini pill last year but bled constantly for 3 months!!
Any suggestions anyone?