I have always had mild IBS - very sensitive to various foods, bloating, flatulence, etc.
Recently however every few weeks I am getting what I fondly refer to as a 'sudden evacuation'. My stomach starts cramping in a very recognisable way, and I know that not straight away, but within 30 mins to an hour, I am going to get a sudden need to go to the toilet and completely evacuate the contents of my bowels in liquid form (to put it nicely!) . In the meantime I also get horrendously smelly flatulence which is pretty embarrassing. The worst time being when I was conducting interviews at work and genuinely thought I would have to cut off mid-interview to run to the toilet.
It usually happens a few hours after eating and isn't brought on by any one particular food. Sometimes I have been stressed but not always. It's just like something inside me suddenly presses the 'evacuate' button.
I have just been prescribed and started mebeverine which I hope will help.
Has anybody else experienced this and is there anything that you have found helps?