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At least I had six months without an accident, at least that.But this morning, I felt an overwhelming urge and in a half-second, the loose and wet mucousy stools just flooded out. The bathroom was just a few feet away, but that doesn't matter, never matters, when I get an attack like this. I had to go again later, but the damage was done.I tried to slough it off, go on with my day, but what ends up happening always is the uneasy feeling lingers, the feeling that it's gonna happen again...accompanied by a worsening fear that it won't go away, that it's back to stay. Then, all the appointments I have to make in the near-future get bogged down with anxiety that I'll #### myself on the freeway, during the amnio, whenever.Because, dammit, it happens WHENEVER. No real warning, no control, nothing.My body betrays me, and I wait for the next betrayal.I am almost 18 weeks pregnant, and scared my child will be handicapped because his mom can't control herself.
 

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Oh ((((HUGS)))) Coggie, I so know exactly what you are going thru. Happened to me too when I was pregnant. I got a whole new understanding of the word "urgent". First make sure the Doc (Both your OB/GYN & your primary) knows how severe a problem you are having. Describe the frequency, severity & urgency as clearly as you can. Ask them for options. Ask them will it hurt the baby. Hon, now is no time for shyness. Ask your questions flat out.....no hedging. I can tell you it did not hurt my baby, but you need to ask all your questions and voice every concern. Worrying & anxiety are things you want to avoid. So ask away!I was able to take immodium. However you must ask your Doc. There may be a whole wad of options out there for you. You will make it thru this & perhaps it will calm down a bit. The flare you are experiencing is more than likely hormone provoked. Be your best ally & make a partnership with your Doc's on managing this pregnancy & your IBS symptoms. Try to think the best & prepare for the worst. Hang in there & call that Doc as soon as you can. I'm sure your concerns will be eased. Let us know how you are doing. BQ
 

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Oh ((((HUGS)))) Coggie, I so know exactly what you are going thru. Happened to me too when I was pregnant. I got a whole new understanding of the word "urgent". First make sure the Doc (Both your OB/GYN & your primary) knows how severe a problem you are having. Describe the frequency, severity & urgency as clearly as you can. Ask them for options. Ask them will it hurt the baby. Hon, now is no time for shyness. Ask your questions flat out.....no hedging. I can tell you it did not hurt my baby, but you need to ask all your questions and voice every concern. Worrying & anxiety are things you want to avoid. So ask away!I was able to take immodium. However you must ask your Doc. There may be a whole wad of options out there for you. You will make it thru this & perhaps it will calm down a bit. The flare you are experiencing is more than likely hormone provoked. Be your best ally & make a partnership with your Doc's on managing this pregnancy & your IBS symptoms. Try to think the best & prepare for the worst. Hang in there & call that Doc as soon as you can. I'm sure your concerns will be eased. Let us know how you are doing. BQ
 

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Thank you so much. Your caring helps more than anything else.My dr. knows about my IBS and the attacks. She even suggested that after I have the baby, I investigate a surgeon friend of hers at the University of WA who specializes in surgeries to tighten the sphincter. I'd had one before at Kaiser after an anal fistulectomy caused a worsening of the IBS, so I'll try anything.I know logically it's nothing I can do, that I have no control over, but knowing that and feeling something else... sigh.At least the baby and the mommy will both be in diapers and need to be changed! LOL...
 

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Thank you so much. Your caring helps more than anything else.My dr. knows about my IBS and the attacks. She even suggested that after I have the baby, I investigate a surgeon friend of hers at the University of WA who specializes in surgeries to tighten the sphincter. I'd had one before at Kaiser after an anal fistulectomy caused a worsening of the IBS, so I'll try anything.I know logically it's nothing I can do, that I have no control over, but knowing that and feeling something else... sigh.At least the baby and the mommy will both be in diapers and need to be changed! LOL...
 
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