My former sister-in-law experiences IBS like this. She is a nurse and says so many of her coworkers seem to have it (why I don't know, stress from their busy 12 hour on-their-feet shifts?). She said there's a term for it - dumping? Her symptoms never lined up with mine so what worked for her didn't always work for me. She used to tell me that Fiber-con worked the best for her, in keeping things more consistent and not having these major blow outs (pretty much what you described).
Hopefully you'll receive more replies. Wish I could help you out more but from all the time I spend on these medical forums, anything other than one formed stool bm a day, seems average for IBS sufferers. We seem to have such varying degrees in symptoms and yet, none of our symptoms fit in with people who have normal, one dump a day, colons.
Sometimes I wish I could attend a summer camp for IBS adults. Where we could all vent, complain, laugh, cry and then have a new handle (attitude, resolve, approach, etc.) to our situations. But that camp would have to give us one working toilet per camper! LOL
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening
All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!