IBS/Perimenopause? I am going crazy please help

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Hi this is Jennifer, i am 49 and have two children.. I started suffering from IBS over 10 years ago by my GP.  I was put on Dicyclomine (Bentyl) horrible drug.  I suffer from D and at times Constipation.  Cramps and nausea after BM's, sometimes I go 5 to 6 times a day.  Some days can barely go once.  Now my Period's come late or early, heavy or light..I have read the 66 symptoms of Peri and have compared my symptoms to other ladies I know.  Including my own sister.  Joint pain, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, depression, anxiety, bloating.  Now, my IBS seems to be getting worse.  Intermittent pains all over my abdomen, especially the right side.  Twinges, terrible gas and bloating.  Back pain..it's endless.  I have had two colonoscopies, and two endoscopies.  Blood tests, pelvic sonograms.  The doctors just say IBS watch what you eat and keep your stress down. OK.  I just really need to know if there is any help out there.  The only thing that has ever helped is Vicodin.  Doctors will not give it to you unless you are almost dead or had surgery.  I tell them, not everyone gets addicted to everything!! Someone please help me out...


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