My IBS is symptom free at night. I am not awakened by pain or diarrhea, but as soon as I awaken and begin stressing about work or whatever the day may hold, things really flare-up. I'm pretty functional during the day, mostly controlled by Bentyl. Stress is far and away the most frequent trigger for my flare-ups. I've been on a stress roller coaster at work for almost a year, and I'm miserable. I can't even relax on vacation, so my time away from work is pretty much dominated by pain and diarrhea. No way to live. If you can relate, please feel free to offer ideas about what has worked for you.View Thread
You've described me to a "T," Mark. This is exactly what happens to me about 4-5 times a year; every detail you have described. It's frightening and reminds me of what drowning must feel like. 2-3 hours per bout is also my experience. I fear these bouts so much that I now sleep very lightly every night, robbing myself of restful sleep. I definitely "feel your pain," sir.View Thread
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