I need a bit of reassurance. I know that waking in the night needing a BM is a red flag symptom but my GP doesn't seem to think that's really what I have. He is sure it's an anxiety / IBS symptom and deep down I think he's right. I go through phases of waking early - sometimes 4.30am, feeling absolutely fine. As soon as I come round, I worry my IBS is going to flare up and within 10 minutes, my stomach is churning and I have to go to the toilet - which can be perfectly normal. It doesn't happen all the time but when I'm on a roll it seems to last until I can get my head around the worry and then break the cycle. It's really weird and it only happens when I'm going through a bad IBS flare. Can anyone else relate to this?
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