I have been my own worst enemy recently, bad diet over Christmas, not a lot of sleep and little exercise... but I'm struggling to win! I know I need to change my diet and improve my lifestyle, but I can't cope with the up down symptoms!
Sorry if TMI, but just last week I had mushy consistency stools with loads of undigested food and the past day or so, thicker, darker stools that are soft, but difficult to get out!? Is it possible to even be 'constipated' even when the stool is soft/sticky!? Had incredible stomach gurgles earlier too - could hear and feel them - which I assume is wind related, but this is so on and off too I can't keep up with it! I always try and work out what I've done differently, what could've caused the sudden stabby pains in my belly and the change in stools and all that's different is I've had a cold, eaten a protein bar and skipped meals! Are those factors? Or do I need to be accepting those are typical symptoms no matter what? - I've had IBS for years, but these last two months have been the worst bout. I have every medicine possible, but my anxiety is badly affected by my ibs, when I get anything new/different I do get very worried! Embarrassing I know - I'm sure it's my change in routine, but how can I be struggling to pass the stool if it's soft and have so much wind!? Can missing a meal and stuff have so much affect!?
Grateful for any opinions/experiences.