about an hour before my appointment time I started getting cramps and kept having to go and have a bowel movement, so I had to call and cancel my appointment. I was going to the doctor because out of the blue I will get cramps and have either loose stools or diarrhea that I can only control after about 3 hours taking Imodium. I've been keeping a food journal for over a month and this doesn't seem to be related to anything I eat. My last "attack" with the cramps and diarrhea was on 10/10, and I've been having normal BM's since then, up until today. Does this sound like IBS? Now, all I have to do is get into the doctor without having an attack. I've had about 6 of these out of the blue instances in the past 2 years. Now, I don't want to leave my house. Please, any ideas of what I can do? I am going to call the Dr. tomorrow.View Thread
I'm a 61 year old female who has had 4 incidents of uncontrolled diarrhea in the past 2 years. I was diagnosed with diverticulosis and a hiatul hernia about a year ago. I'm at a lost. Most of the time I can eat just about anything (except fried food) and then out of the blue this happens.View Thread
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