Hunter's Moon Posted February 8, 2012 Share Posted February 8, 2012 I have a combo of IBS-D and IBS-C. I take 1 TBSP of Miralax every morning (usually mix it into cereal) and 2 TSP of Benefiber in the evening. I used to get colon spasms all day long (as in, I felt like I needed to go constantly) and the fiber has helped with that. On M, W, and F, I have to be out of the house by 8:45 (if I take the bus) so I used to wake up at 6:00 to give my stomach about 2 1/2 hours to digest the food. On T and Th, I have to leave the house at 6:30, so I wake up at 5. I noticed yesterday that I only have stomach trouble on M, W, and F, when I give myself 2 1/2 hours, and I thought maybe because I was dwelling on the issue. Today I woke up at 7 instead of 6, and I had the same issue of colon spasms. Not painful, but I was scared to leave the house at 8:30 in case I couldn't ignore them, IYKWIM. My mom said she'd take me to school, and almost immediately I felt better. On T and Th my father drops me off at the bus terminal on his way to work. I'm guessing this is an anxiety issue, but I don't understand why, because I am not afraid of taking the bus and I do on T and Th without issue :confused: My biggest worry (obviously) is having to go while out and not being able to. I don't understand though why having a ride to school makes me less anxious. Since this all started (May) and until now, I noticed that if I were going out somewhere in the morning, I didn't have this issue. For example, if I ate breakfast and then had nothing to do all day or until later on, my bowels were quite active. Not painfully, but having the colon spasms all morning. If I had somewhere to go and I ate and then went, I had no colon spasms and no BM until I got home. Should I just get up the courage to leave one day while having colon spasms and hope for the best? That makes me very anxious and may make it worse, though. Should I trick my mind somehow? I don't know. My IBS doesn't really bother me the rest of the day except minor things, but nothing I would have to miss an outing for. I'm just :confused: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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