Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:23 PM
Thanks for the reply BQ. My IBS symptoms are usually quite controllable, unless i eat something really, really bad that my gut does not like. But here's what happened to me today, despite this anogising IBS pain, i consider my self I am very lucky that i can have a bowel movement everyday (not one single day is missed) as soon as i rise (just like how it should work), however after i emptied myself this morning i went to have a breakfast and had a crumpet (like a hot cake/pancake) , i know that i am not supposed to touch wheat/gluten as i said in my previous post, but since it's in the morning and USUALLY i will not have trouble to empy my bowel for the second time at that time. So usually my bowel 'asks' me to empty it again after breakfast (no matter after what i eat!), 99% of the time it works just like a normal bowel movement and i'll be able to empty it and feel relieved, however today i feel like i am constipating because i unsuccessfully emptied the bowel. Nearly six hours later, which is now, i am feeling bloated, cramped and feel like i have incomplete bowel sensation. I have tried eating a plum, drinking prune juice and taking a fiber supplement, since the last hour, however it does not seem like it's going to happen anytime now. Anything else that i can do to empty my bowel soon?
Worse comes to Worst, i'll have to wait till tomorrow morning, which is the time that i am able to empty my bowel regularly. I am not taking antigas agent as I am currently 3 1/2 months pregnant and have not checked if i can take this with obstetrician. This is perhaps the reason the food slows down and i am unable to 'let it out'?. I am currently eating lots of fruits (but not as much as vegs i should as I am still having bad morning sickness that prevents me from cooking or preparing food!) and am also taking fibre supplements such as metamucils which i heard are safe for pregnancy. I am also taking folic acid, however, i read that it contains iron supplement that contributes to constipation for some women due to high iron levels.