I feel your pain. Almost literally, those seem to be pretty close to my symptoms. Since I was a kid I used to eat and then have to go to the bathroom, luckily for me it was all normal back then.
I've always had a loud gut, I mean really loud. I remember I was taking the SAT and during a break the girl sitting behind me found me and asked if I was alright. Back then, it was just the noise more than anything else.
Stressing does make it worse. I'm in the newspaper business and stress is a killer on the guts.
I was good for about two years and then I started percolating again. I assumed it was my UC flaring and went for a colonoscopy that came back clear. My doctor thinks I have a touch of IBS. I meet with him on Monday for the first time after the colonoscopy to see what the heck is going on. They also set me up with a nutrionist who put me on a reintroduction diet.
It's my understanding that people unfortunate enough to have this God forsaken disease have a hard time digesting fatty foods. Also try to avoid anything with oils and fried food. Heating oil past a certain point does things to it's make up and it affects the body in strange ways.
Basically I was on a very limited diet of fish, rice, peas and chicken. Rice is very binding. The nutrionist told me the problem is you have to rest your guts, but you also have to eat, so you have to eat foods that will help rest your gut.
Good luck, I feel your pain.
Thanks for the responses!
You asked if I have burning when I have green bowels? Not that I can remember. What I did experience was extreme weakness and fatigue after I had a green bowel. Is that normal for IBS? It wiped me out so much that I almost fell asleep on the toilet at work! Unfortunately, sleeping on the job will get you TERMINATED! I dont know how I would explain that one to the fiancee!
Post Edited (jaydubb) : 8/14/2006 9:20:11 AM (GMT-6)