Shepherd says she first noticed the bloating and cramping associated with IBS while working on the 1980s hit Moonlighting.
She pooh-poohs suggestions that IBS held up the shows shooting schedule but admits it put a cramp in her private life. As she puts it, There would be intense periods where I was just lying down on the couch.
Even worse: Doctors kept telling her it was all in her head so she wasnt diagnosed until a year ago and put on medication.
Now, Shepherd is giving the straight poop about IBS, which affects one in five Americans, mostly women.
In addition, she has just released a new CD, At Home With Cybill, and her new TV-movie about Martha Stewarts prison term, Martha: Behind Bars, premieres Sept. 25 on NBC.
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