I dont know if I have IBS but it never fails when I get my period that I get horrible cramps, plus I get constipated which gives me sharp pains on top of the cramps, its horrible. I am going to the gyno this Thursday I want to find out if he thinks I have endo. I have been going to my regular doctor for the pain and he has been no help and he told me there was no possible way I could have endo but I have had a lot of people tell me in my posts that it sounds like I have endo. I am also going to see a gastroenterologist but I cant get in there until Sept. 21. I take calcium-magn. supplements and they help a lot when its not my period time or right after my period but during my period and right after it nothing helps the constipation. I dont know how to help your pain because I take 800mg Ibprofin and it doesnt help and neither does vicadin so I just quit taking anything, because if its not going to help Im not going to keep putting bad things into my body. I just want you to know that your not alone and whatever I find out on Thursday I will let you know.
P.S. Today I was looking stuff up again to see if I could find anything close to my symptoms and I found something that I have all the symptoms of its called intestinal endometriosis. Heres some info
you really should look it up and see if you can relate to anything else that it says, I dont want to post the website because I dont think we are supposed too, but good luck)
Diagnosing intestinal Endometriosis is relatively easy. A woman with intestinal Endometriosis will tell me that she has significant GI symptoms that vary with her menstrual cycle. The symptoms may be present only at the time of the menstrual period or they may be present all month long and worsen at the time of the period. The most common symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea (but vomiting is rare), diarrhea, increased gas, significant bloating, crampy abdominal pain, painful bowel movements, and sharp stabbing rectal pain. Many women also complain of constipation that seems to vary with the menstrual cycle. Unexplained iron-deficiency anemia may also be a clue to the presence of intestinal Endometriosis. Menstrually associated rectal bleeding is diagnostic of intestinal Endometriosis.