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Two years ago I went 'tru a very stressful situation and I ended up with what seemed to be IBS. I went to the gastro and he gave me this long speech about how it could be IBS but didn't offer to test any further. For a while I was taking some pro-biotics, they seemed to help but the doctor kept saying that they were good for nothing. That the effects were only mental.
Well, needless to say, I stopped going to him and I never tested.
Foward to today, I must be 6-7 weeks pregnant right now (I will verify tomorrow with my transvaginal) and my IBS is bad. Yesterday I woke up with these cramps (it scared the crap out of me) I thought I was having a miscarriage again. I called the doc, and she said that it was probably indigestion as I never bled. I am making sure to tell her tomorrow about my IBS.
Why can't I feel assured of this pregnancy!!!
I feel like I have growing inside me a big ball of gas instead of a baby.
Ditto to IBS, am normally on a pretty extreme exclusion diet (no carbs at all, except that I can eat sugar, no beef, no ground-up meat, no dairy, no eggs, nothing acidic like citrus fruits or... apples! And definitely no soya!). I am finding it impossible to stick to my diet now because I get so hungry/sick and have to eat so often and can't face cooking until I've already eaten a bit. Well, my IBS seems to be a bit better now that I'm pregnant - yes, I've got bloating (lots, hence plan for maternity clothes soon!), but all the other symptoms I would normally deal with if I wasn't sticking to my diet are significantly reduced.
I worried about various pains I was having, but every time my husband's palpated and percussed and tells me it's just trapped wind
I also had a gastro dr I didn't like; I made him refer me to a dietician as soon as he worked out that I didn't have "anything wrong" - nothing that medicine sorts out anyway.
Have you been tested for Celiacs? Its a gluten intollerance that has some symptoms similar to ibs. And if one does have it, without proper diet, there is increased difficulty with fertility and risk of m/c. This is if course second hand info, from a friend that has it
But talk to your dr about your concerns and symptoms..... hope everything is ok.