I have had IBS for several years now. Before being diagnosed, I spent my day plotting strategies that would keep me close to restrooms, using those restrooms 5,7,10 times a day, and trying not to be too obvious when cramping made it impossible for me to walk.
Fortunately, Immodium helps me significantly. I needed to take Imodium daily at first, but then I eliminated dairy products from my diet, and now I can maintain some degree of normalcy with Immodium three or four times a week. Courage, IBS sufferers, it can be managed.
But I have a question -- on three occasions (spaced about a year apart) I have hadf situations where I experienced some severe cramping, feel nauseated, and then pass out. When I come to, the diarrhea and the vomiting are epic for about an hour. Then everything rights itself, and I'm good to go for another year.
My doctor can't find an explaination. I think it is related to IBS, although I've seen no information that lists the possibility of passing out as a side effect of IBS.
Anybody out there have any similar experience?