I am 37 and have had IBS since about the age of 19-20. My symptoms are usually the normal muccus from during bowel motions and about once a month, extreme pain before passing a stool. For the last week I've started experiencing a new symptom and that being a constant pain in the lower abdomin. It kind of feels like my bowel is twisted or tight. It seems to have lasted all day and night for the last 6 days and only seems to fade a little at night when I lie down. The doctor put me on my first medication for IBS and the symptom started a few hours after the first dose. I have actually had this symptom before about 15 years ago and it lasted for about a month and then went away after my first colonoscopy. Any ideas?
Also, I've found that after exercise, my symptoms flare up. When I say exercise, I mean strenuous exercise like running/sprint training for Rugby. I know marathon runners often get the trots when they finish a marathon but part of my problem always seems to be sore stomach muscles or colon after the sprinting. Is there anyone out there that has this problem as well?