So I'm a long-term suffer of apparent 'IBS' and I wanted to ask for some advice!
I have to go to the toilet about 5-6 times in the morning if I am going to university as it settles my nerves and also because, I think, I generally need to. I've found that the rest of the day, SO FAR, I have been okay. Of course there are difficult times, but it tends to be BETTER than when I take the day off from university. I think it's because when I am worrying, I need the toilet and when I'm not then I don't.
The reason why I find days off more stressful is because as my daily anxiety decreases I'm finding I need the toilet less often. So on days where I'm not doing anything (ie. the weekend) I don't need the toilet which leads to gas building up and discomfort. Yet when I have university I find that I'm the other spectrum where I need the toilet a lot and worry about urgently needing to go but I'm almost fine the whole of the day afterwards.
My question is: Do you think I would benefit from taking a laxative or something the night before, or perhaps the morning (if I get up early enough) and literally get it all out of my system and then continue the day? At the moment I'm taking Imodium as a preventative on days I'm doing stuff but perhaps I've been treating it wrong the whole time and would benefit more from getting it out of my system.
If so, what would you recommend?
Appreciate any feedback at all.