I'm a 42 year old very active woman and am having a hard time figuring out where my symptoms fall. I's getting to the point where I'm afraid to go running outside anymore. When I run on the treadmill usually after 2 miles I have to urgently run to the bathroom for a bowel movement. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've had to urgently run into the woods because I've had to go. The other day was the worst. I had already had a movement earlier in the day so I was all excited to go for a long run. about 4 miles in I felt it but there was nowhere to go and I couldn't control it. this wasn't the first time. It also seems like when I get the urge, even when I'm not running, it's urgent and I literally have about 60 seconds. I'd also like to mention that I'm vegan so I know dairy doesn't cause it. running is becoming a nightmare. all I think about is where I can run to the bathroom. help!View Thread
No to most of those. I used to have problems once in a while where I would get the urge and if it happened I would have to immediately find a bathroom. I used to drink a lot in and right after college and I at one time in HS abused laxatives for a little while when I had an eating disorder. BUt I haven't had anything to drink for over 4 years now. Maybe I just trashed my body. If I'm teaching for example, and I feel like I may have to go soon, it will all of a sudden hit me and I've had to sprint to the bathroom a few times. When it hits, it hits and I simply can't control it. It seems to happen more often now and I can't pinpoint a trigger, except of course when I run. I amde an appointment with a GI today but unfortunately it isn't until the end of March.View Thread
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