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Barbara Bradley Bolen, Ph.D.

IBS and PMS Remedies

By November 1, 2012

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Sometimes I may be a little slow, but eventually I get it. Quite some time ago, I wrote an article on the effect of the menstrual cycle on IBS symptoms. At the time, I thought that many of my women readers would benefit from knowing that they weren't imagining things when they thought that their IBS got worse around the time of their period:

At the same time, I posted a Readers Share article as a safe place for women to discuss how their menstrual cycle affects their period:

Judging by the flood of responses that I got, this issue is a real problem for many women. This old brain finally got into gear and I realized that what was needed was not only validation of the problem, but some direction as to what to do about the problem! The following article offers an overview of common PMS remedies and whether they might have a positive or negative effect on IBS symptoms:

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