Yup, most people with diarrhea problems tend to have a lot of issues in the mornings. When your body wakes up, you give your guts a kick-start, and things quickly start moving around in there. Also, you might notice that you tend to go immediately after eating. Some people mistakenly believe that whatever they just ate 10-20 minutes previously ends up in the toilet bowl that fast, but that's not the case. Eating stimulates your gastro-colonic reflex; peristalsis (contractions) occur to move food through the intestines and then whatever was just lying around in there previously will be evacuated.
Don't worry, it's completely normal for this to occur with IBS!
Yes, I think, "Okay, when is the "poop pain" going to hit me?" And in about 5 minutes, it does. Don't you just hate this? It's a bad cycle. I thought I would be "normal" by now. It's been 4 months straight now.
Post Edited (Marsky) : 3/11/2013 6:12:45 AM (GMT-6)