Hi I've been having problems with my bowels off and on since 2012. The problem is diarrhoea and the need to go to the toilet suddenly without warning. When this first started happening I had a number of embarrassing accidents whilst out when I didn't make it to the loo. My doctor prescribed Imodium which seemed to help.
I've just had a year with no problems but am under a lot of stress at the moment. My husband is having to shut down his business after 40 years. He also has Parkinson's disease which has got worse recently. On top of all this I have Bipolar Disorder, endometriosis and currently a trapped tendon in my shoulder and am in constant pain!
In November I had an accident and I've had two further ones whilst out. I saw my doctor on Thursday when he suggested I might have IBS due to all the stress I'm under. He recommended I increase the Imodium which I did but yesterday I had an accident whilst walking with my neighbour. I didn't make it home in time and am now completely traumatised by it all and am frightened to go out. I also was left with bad stomach pains until about 4.30pm. Last night I awoke with stomach pains.
Does anyone have any tips? My niece who is a doctor suggested I avoid spicy food, coffee etc. I had drunk orange juice before I went out so maybe I should avoid that?