My IBS is playing up something chronic at the moment. I know it's partly because my eating habits have change a bit (feeling sick, foor aversion, etc.) and my stomach really doesn't like change, but does anyone know if hormones can affect it as well? It was particularly bad in my teens so I'm thinking that could be it....!
Any suggestions to ease the symptons would be gratefully received.
I've had the same thing. Lots of bloating and wind so I've decided to try and cut out wheat and it's helping. According to birth guru Gowri Motha, cutting out wheat helps you to have an easier delivery too!
I'm surprised - my IBS has got better in all of my pregnancies (I am told because of the relaxin) but I suppose it depends which type you have - the constipated sort or the running to the loo sort. What symptoms are you getting?
I had horrendous pain with my last one, in fact, was taken to hospital twice as doubled up in pain for 16 hours at a time, near fainting, and it was 'just IBS'. I would very strongly suggest getting the hospita to prescribe 'Peppermint Water' as you can't get it anywhere else, and I would also, failing that, get your doctor to precribe you MALLOX. It tastes vile, kinda like suncream I thought, but it did help. As did lowering my intake of wheat, which pissed me off no end.
My IBS had calmed for the 1st tri & has come back since hittin the 2nd tri, apparently somethin to do with the changin hormones at diff stages of preg! peppermint tea is safe to take in normal doses but don't go mad! (It took me& hubby an hour to find this out in all the useless preg books we got given!) I also find that when i get crampin from trapped wind etc it makes me tum feel as if bruised as bein 24wks preg i find it really painful to bloat even more when i do hav an attack & my hubby brought me a lush therepy belly massage bar, which he gently massages in to my sore tum & it really helps,& the added bonus it contains lavender which helps with insomnia & i've slept really well since using it.