ASD and Stomach Problems

Hello All,

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 :)

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  • Yeah I have the same problem.  Diagnosed with IBS as a child which was really bad at points.  I went vegan at 20 and that helped my digestive system a lot, but recently I have been suffering really badly again, to the point I am now being tested for Crohns, IBD and Celiacs disease and general anti-immune disorders.

    I have also noticed I have a lot of symptoms of Ehlers Danlos syndrome, but I don't want to go back to the doctors for fear of being labelled a hypochondriac!  

    There are a lot of co-morbid conditions with ASD it seems, but very little research into their links.

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