Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:27 AM
After meals there is an increase in activity in every human every meal of their life. Not as big as the one in the morning, but enough that it is typical that babies do the eat then poop thing routinely.If it is after most every meal it is likely the act of eating, not a specific food or foods that is setting it off. Smaller more frequent meals sometimes helps, but avoiding large, fatty, heavy meals even if you can only eat three times a day may help with that.You can take an antispasmodic or a small dose of Imodium before the meal to help blunt the over-reaction to the "I ate get a move on" signal.If you are getting this about an hour after meals you still have normal timing of what they call the gastrocolic reflex. Sometimes with IBSers it can hit a lot earlier than that and some get urgent diarrhea before they even get a chance to finish the meal.Some people with IBS over-respond mostly to the morning "wake up" signal but others over-respond to the "I ate" signal. Just depends on what part of the enteric (gut) nervous system is over-responding.Diarrhea with IBS can come and go. It is not required to have it every single day, but some people do. Usually IBS is considered more severe if you have it every day and on the milder end you may have it act up only 1 or 2 days a week.Sweets (muffins and poptarts as well as donuts and other such things) for breakfast is a fairly common thing in the USA, I think in the UK it is more common for y'all to eat those sorts of things with afternoon tea. We don't usually have afternoon tea here.