Can Only Go at Work or when Anxious
Posted 27 May 2014 - 12:15 AM
I am new on the site and wanted to know if anyone has similar symptoms/experiences as me. I am 27 and got IBS-C a little over a year ago. I can only "go" while at work or when I get anxious. Every day I am at work I can "go" because at some point during the day I get a little anxious or have a pang of anxiety. On the weekends, absolutley no movement whatsoever and I have to medicate with milk of magnesia. If I don't, I get bloated and feel depressed. Any similar experiences? Any tips for me if you have had a similar experience? Likewise, I'm happy to talk with anyone if I can help.
Posted 27 May 2014 - 05:35 PM
I have a similar issue and GI doctors won't necessarily touch it. I think it's behavioral, something you ned to see a therapist about. Thought here may be other factors involved. The other factor in my case is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Look into this:
As for being anxious - this tends to rev up the nervous system, which can put stress on the bowels and then you have a bowel movement. It's very typical. I think you're nervous and need to realize though not having a BM is quite uncomfortable, it will not harm you. I would suggest not taking MOM unless you're on day 2 or 3 and haven't gone. Try some Bluebonnet liquid magnesium citrate on the weekends to get things moving a little better. Then you might not need MOM.
Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:38 PM
Thanks for the response. Yeah, I had a colonoscopy, everything turned out healthy and the GI just told me to take MOM because I told him it worked, but I think he just kind of wrote me off (i.e. didn't spend much time helping me). I agree in that its something behavioral or possibly mental. Actually, I neglected to mention that it all started my final year in law school slightly before i took the bar examination; I am thinking that it was stress-induced, but it just never went away. Perhaps something mentally traumatic. Simply put, I don't think there is anything physically wrong, its just that my brain is not sending the "go" signal. If I'm not anxious...no movement. And I can't re-create a feeling of anxiousnesss, it just has to happen.
I wonder what a therapist would say if he or she heard my problem. Anyone else seen a mental health professional for help with IBS-C?
As far as the bluebonnet liquid magnesium citrate, why do you think I should take that instaed of MOM? Just curious.