Hi: I'm usually on the fibromyalgia forum, but have a question regarding IBS.
I've been dealing with IBS "forever"--mostly in the summer months, it seems-- and every year when the weather warms (I'm in the Midwest, U.S.), and the high humidity returns, I start to have occasional issues with diarrhea, like clockwork. It doesn't seem to matter what I eat, though I obviously try to keep veggies, salads, rough foods, well under control or I know I'll have more issues.
Anyone know what causes this? I've had this happen for years (humidity=diarrhea), and it sure gets old! Any tips or advice? I do try to eat lightly in the summer, knowing otherwise I'll pay and have to be near a bathroom. I drink more water, of course, but not to the point of extreme. It's like my stomach saves up that extra water for a couple hours, then I pay!
I'm sure most, if not all of you, can relate to the fact that it gets hard to get out and visit relatives/friends or just to go shopping, unless a bathroom is very handy! Very annoying.
I've read some threads here, and there are more serious, chronic issues you have, I realize, but just wondering if others here deal with hot weather increased bathroom trips?
Thanks for any help.
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