Very bad wind and low mood

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Hello ladies... Since I've started this whole journey of the change its been up and down. But lately it been a struggle... Do any of you suffer with really bad wind especially while in bed..very uncomfortable... . I need to go to the loo several times (wee).. Disturbed night and not great sleep.. The gp says I have ibs... But it's worse at times and I'm very down right now with it all... I know hormones play a but role on gut activity so do you guys struggle with the same.... Thanks in advance. CK

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    Hi Carol, yes my ibs started maybe a year before periods stopped and continues 2 yrs post! I seem to have a lot of food sensitivities now like gluten and sugar. Limiting these helps. I dont have cramps tho so i often wonder if mine is food sensitivities rather than ibs. I think ibs was only diagnosed because other things were ruled out with blood and poo tests. Meno does affect the gut and i guess if digestion becomes more sluggish certain foods get to ferment and produce the gas. Eliminate things one by one like wheat(gluten), milk (lactose) and sugar then reintroduce and see if the gas returns. Sleep slightly propped up if you can! I always have to pee in the night too and bladder is much weaker...when i get the urge i have to go! Meno also brought high anxiety and palpitations, hot flushes, join pains, prickly eyes, weight gain, water retention. Who knew? Lol
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    Omg YES. I have so many digestive issues now, and it totally effects my entire body.

    Some days I’ll start getting what I call “heavy head”...which gives me anxiety, then feel a little woozy, and just overall icky.....some tummy, side, and lower back pains....sometimes even some minor chest pains...then within like five minutes of any of that starting my stomach starts gurgling and there comes the “wind”.

    Sometimes it’ll last for HOURS.

    The only thing that helps me with it is eating like an obsessed health nut- which is next to impossible for me because...well- you know....chocolate..

    And ice cream...

    And chips and salsa...

    And little Debbie’s...

    And donuts....

    And and and.....lol

    Hang in there, a lot of women say it gets better, I’m counting on them being right!! ❤️❤️

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      No one prepares you for this do they? I take a tablet from boots called windless that help with my tummy but the wind in my bowels the last two night have been awful. A pro biotic helps me too... I've to had the same symptoms... It's really a day at a time... Yes I heard the wind gets worse towards the menopause due to hormonal levels dropping off.....thanks so much for your reply and I hope you feel better soon.....sharing here so helps... Thanks again xxc

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