I apologise if this is already a thread, however this has been bothering me. I heard a while ago that people with ASD (I have Asperger's) are prone to having stomach trouble, and I was wondering if other people have found this? I myself has always had terrible stomachaches or just a constant pain in my stomach. I didn't think too much of it until I went to university, and for the past four/five years it's getting worse. Doctors tell me I have IBS, which is at least something so I can manage it, but I was wondering if stomach troubles is also a common theme amongst other Aspies and people with Autism?
Thank you :)
Yeah this is true for me too. I have flare-ups of IBS quite frequently. Sometimes seems to be certain foods, other times seems to be just stress. It can be really painful and the bloating looks ridiculous. Could be a link of some kind.
I always assumed everyone had continual stomach pain?
hunger pains followed by no pain after a meal, then quickly followed by pain as if I have eaten to much.
Also suffered other related issues as a child!
The issues most don’t talk about through embarrassment, I now know why it was that way for me,
Embarrassment as well as being pitied as a young child,
Seems this is very common but no real big research to understand it,