I need to go to the loo at least 3 times a day - yesterday it was 8 times! The bms are usually soft but not watery and I often have to strain to pass them and I never feel like I have finished. After reading Prof Whorwell`s book I`ve been following a low fibre diet for 3 weeks but it`s made no difference. The next step is to try taking a low dose of loperamide on a daily basis - but I`m worried that might make me strain even more (I already have constant discomfort round the back passage from going so often and think straining more would make that worse).
Does anyone have experience of taking loperamide like this? Or should I be treating this more like constipation and taking a regular laxative (I`m very nervous of doing that as it likely to increase the stomach ache and urgency)
Please don`t tell me anything about diet or stuff like fybogel - I`ve done all of that and had all the tests to rule out anything else and nothing has worked