Have been reading this thread ans thought you were describing me. I have had IBS for about
20 years, and I too, sometimes have these episodes you are describing. Most of the time it is at night, when I wake in a panic(I also have Panic Disorder and fibro). Have to run to the bathroom and have terrible pain.
For many years I have only been able to plan activities at places that have an available bathroom. If we go out to dinner, I know I can not leave the restaurant for at least 20 minutes after eating. If we are going on a trip, I do not eat anything before we leave, only when we stop for breaks. I have many times literally run to the toilet in public places and it is humiliating.
I believe the pain and sweating accompanied by loose stool is caused by my panic disorder. Not the IBS, just the episodes. I take Librium, a form of the Librax. The Librax has the anticholinergic, clidinium, added to it. I have done well on this med, almost eliminating the sweaty painful episodes. However, I continue to have my IBS.
Hope you feel better soon,
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Post Edited (Flopsie) : 9/14/2005 5:12:05 PM (GMT-6)