Right I understand my title depends on the person but IBS-D seriously is stressing me out...
I work full-time and use public transport alot, buses and trains. Every day is extended by half an hour to an hour due to (possible loo breaks) to and from my destination. My life is seriously about routing my voyage to ensure I know a toilet is not far from me, and if so, I will take a longer route than necessary to include one.
I start my day with a cup of coffee or tea and a couple of biscuits. I use the toilet, I wash shave then use toilet again, half an hour before I leave the house I take loperamide hydrochloride. I then reuse toilet again before I leave the house.
During my commute I take another loperamide hydrochloride in the form of immodium instant.
I tend to use toilet once or twice during travel approx twice a week.
Some days I'm totally fine, and others I'm in a severe depressed anxious state.
I hardly eat anything at work for fear of needing a number 2 and I eat nothing at home after work for fears of diarrhoea in the night or morning before work.
I say no often to days out because of how I feel, and my partner thinks sometimes it's in my head, and I do agree that the more I worry about it, the worse I am, but in 25 years of suffering as I do, I would hate to experience a bad episode of suffering and not being able to get to a toilet.
I love the wrong foods too much and they disagree with my tummy, ie curries pizza onions vegatables fruits the list is exhausting.
I just don't see what else my life holds except constant pre ahead planning of my work commute.
I regard myself as healthy despite my food intake of predominantly biscuits tea and coffee (done this now for 25 years) I do eat other things, but only if I'm on a day off the next day or on holiday. But the day I eat other things I tend to spend the best part of that day sat on the toilet to get rid of it.
I'm at my wit's end.