Hi, I'm new to this but how reassuring to see that I'm not a minority (sometimes feels like it). My 'problems' began a couple of years ago, when I decided to try a herbal (by mouth) colon cleanse spring clean, so to speak.
Never tried it before but It was actually so intense that I swear it disposed of the majority of my bowel lining as well!
Since this, I have had ongoing ibs symptoms,ibs-c and ibs-d, so much bloating that I sometimes look 5/6 months pregnant. I had a colonoscopy last year which found nothing, have an a home test for coeliac and a general allergy test and take colpermin regularly.
My bowels have their own agenda and it makes me avoid going out, for fear that I will feel the dreaded cramps and know that 'something' is on it's way! I sometimes don't get a warning with the D, it just happens! How do other people cope and what strategies do you use when at work? Sorry, a bit personal, but have you had an 'accident' while at work or out and how did you manage that?