IBS period like pains

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Ladies.. has anyone experienced a period like pain/cramp with IBS?

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    Yepper, anytime I eat something out of ordinary. My gut reacts to cramps do to gas

    Bm's followed by a loose stool.

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    Absoloutley yes, if I hadn't had a total hysterectomy I would swear a period was about to happen, horrible dragging pulling deep ache - so reminiscent of past times for some reason. Not nice.

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    Yes, often.  I use a heating pad between navel and groin and that seems to help.  If not I take OTC pain med.  Same thing I did when I was 16 to relieve the cramps and discomfort.  Sometimes I have such a burning feeling I think my colon is inflamed.  Scared me.  Colonoscopy ruled that out so now it's the heating pad when the cramps occur.

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    YES. Mine is so close to my period pains that I am unsure half the time if it is period pains or if it is my ibs pains. It makes it hard for me to determine if foods are hurting me or if it the new birth control I was recently put on.
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    When my IBS started it felt like I had my period all the time.  I initially blamed my monthly cycle on my pain and nausea because it occurred just before I was due. When I did get my period, the IBS pain mixed in with it so it was hard to tell which was which. I also found my periods harder to control.  This has normalised now and hormones no longer affect my IBS.
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    Yes. And hormones make IBS worse so it's worse at that time of the month too

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