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Birth Control and IBS
      08/07/14 08:23 AM

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Recently, my pharmacist gave me a substitute birth control in place of my usual. They said my usual pill was unavailable, which is not true but that's not the issue.

So I started this new pill pack, and 2 days after I started to bloat up really bad. I had been on the same birth control for 2 years, managing my IBS with Tummy Fiber and Peppermint caps/tea and fennel tea and feeling pretty awesome for a long time. Now, after 2 weeks of this new birth control, I am irritable, sad, very bloated and gassy and started with diarrhea yesterday. I'm not sure whether to speculate if my raised anxiety is causing IBS-D or if the pill just doesn't agree with me. I called my GYN and they advised to stop taking it and see what happens. I'm just not sure if the D is caused my the anxiety or what? I'm taking my tummy fiber and peppermint caps along with fennel tea.

I feel like I've hit a wall. I've been managing my IBS for a long time now with great success. My question is, does anyone else ever have issues with the IBS and birth control? I am hoping this clears up soon, I've had the D since yesterday and very bloated/gassy feelings but I still have my appetite (leading me to believe I do not have a virus.) I feel really sad and anxious too...just not myself.

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