Hi everyone - first hospital ibs related encounter for me and its really hit home how serious and debilitating this can be!! I ended up in a&e yesterday due to my Ibs-c. Funny enough my Ibs all started with IBS-d to the point that i had an ‘accident’ when i couldnt get to the toilet on time!! That was in 2016! Since then ive had several D moments where ive had to dash to the loo. I started a food diary, changed my diet and had it under control - or so i thought! On Friday morning i was bent over the bed with stabbing pains that felt like a knife being stuck right up my anus and into my lower abdomen! Couldnt walk, couldnt think just felt pain like i never imagined possible!! Called into work told them i was going to my GP. Useless Gp told me it was pain due to spasms from my IBS and to take ibuprofen. So by yesterday id had enough- i looked 6 months pregnant and was starting to think all sorts so my mum drove me down to a&e. My X-ray showed that my bowel was enlarged and my whole middle area clogged up with poo!!! Consultant said it was bad to the point that if i dont get it cleared out my bowel could burst!!! I couldnt believe constipation could make you experience the pain i felt. I had been to the toilet aswell the day before but lets face it this past while i only go to the toilet maybe twice or three times a week if im lucky and for me i thought that was normal enough! But im all clogged up. An Anal examination was done aswell and all ok - no lumps or bumps thank fook!! He gave me laxido and told me to take 8 sachets which i did and tbh im not going as much as i thought i would today - its quite sporratic and totally water so im not quite sure how much im getting out of me! I took 8 more sachets today so hopefully tomorrow il have the same as today. The pain has subsided in my tummy by about 50% so at least thats something as all weekend i could barely walk! The consultant said if it doesnt clear me out i have to go back down and will need an enema!! Really dont want that. Im just wondering has anyone else used laxido for this reason and was it like this - in my mind i thought id be on the loo for hours but it comes and goes in small bouts. Have missed three days off my work so far and really fed up! What can i take so i go everyday and this doesnt happen again as i really dont think it would be healthy to relay on laxatives for the rest of my days!!! Any advice or help is greatly appreciated.