I have been starting a new job. I have had IBS for years. Usually I know what I can and can't eat. But i got a promotion from dock worker to truck driver. For the last year I worked 2-midnight. Being able to sleep in every day, and not have to worry about using the bathroom somewhere strange. But now I'm becoming a driver, and the last 3 weeks I have been in training. And I have had really bad bowel problems the last 3 weeks. Usually waking me up from my sleep to go use the bathroom. And then I get constant lower abdominal cramping, especially bad before I have to work early or train with a new trainer. I have been very stressed lately and been having all these problems. How can I controll all this? It's really effecting my Life outside work. Like today. I have 1 day off and tomorrow starts a 6 days week of driving (home every day). But it's a new route and trainer and I'm nervous but I have had this cramp in my lower abdomen like I have to go to the bathroom but can't.
I take Digestive Advantage Intenstive bowel Support, and a Max Gas-x every day. Is there anything I can do to relief this? Does this all sound like its pain caused by stress and anxiety and my IBS? Please help. Thank you.
I feel for you! I have this ALOT, especially stressful times. There is a old antispasmotic over the counter med you can buy, not always easy to find, but it works differently, on relieving the spasms. You CAN buy it at Walgreens, It's called Emetrol. Give it a try.
Jake, I found a rarely prescribed medicine called Librax to be a lifesaver when my IBS was acting up. It is especially for IBS caused by stress. I have also learned several small meals during the day helped. GoodLuck,MommaDuck
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