Just wondered if anyone else suffers from this.
Usually my main IBS issue is diarrhea, often induced by stress and anxiety. But recently (at times of relative routine and calm) I'm suffering from constipation too. I can go 3-4 days without a movement. I don't feel any pain, although towards the end I do feel a little sluggish. Then eventually I'll have a fairly large (sorry) but normal bowel movement and feel much better. But I've noticed that shortly afterwards I'll get diarrhea too. It's like once the floodgates have opened there's no stopping it! Today for example...I hadn't been to the loo since Wednesday and last night ate a big, fried fish and chips supper plus quite a lot of coffee so I was expecting a movement today. Had one but then had about 3 bouts of urgent D soon after. The thing is we were going out so I had to take an immodium and now I'll probably be blocked up again until next week! So it's like a vicious cycle. Wish I'd not taken the immodium as I need to get back into a regular pattern but I panicked as we were due at a party.
Anyone else suffer like this? What causes it? Is it literally just a back up of everything in the bowel? Once again I'm thinking scary things like bowel cancer