I have had this for just over a month too - started like a bug but never settled. I've had trouble with "morning rush" for a couple of years but a month ago this got a lot worse, sometimes never settling until I go to sleep. Imodium works but nothing else. It's really stressing me out as it's now so difficult to get ready for work and I feel panicked at getting in the car when I've still got cramps or sensation of needing to go. Sometimes the sensation lasts all day, even though I may not have any further BMs. I've lost about
1.5 Kg as I can't eat whilst I feel bad - though some days it settles and I can eat well later on.
I had to send a sample off to the lab but have heard nothing so I presume it's clear. Next thing will be colonoscooy, which is just making me more stressed and anxious in case I get referred for that!
I have just started calcium carbonate but it's giving me awful nausea.
I take zantac for my mild GERD.
I really hope it is just a bug cos I don't want to take Imodium every day just so I can get to work! I also work on a reception desk and the toilet is in the reception area so I dread having to go at work
GERD (5 years and counting)
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma