I have had IBS since 1988. I have always had bad attacks but they were fairly far and few between. In Feb of 2004 I had my 3rd child and my IBS attacks have worsen and become much, much more frequent. I have at least 1 attack a day now and sometimes more. I also have chronic lower back pain on a daily basis, don't really know what that is all about
. My IBS is on my mind constantly now and I can't get myself to stop thinking about
it therefor causing myself stress which causes attacks. As soon as I get up in the morning I start getting ready for work and usually within 20 minutes of getting up I am sitting on the toilet, most times in severe pain and that is before I even have anything to drink or eat. So as far as I am concered there is no reason for the attack. I am now at the point I don't know what to do to ease it up or to relax myself and train myself to just stop thinking about
it so I am more relaxed. Relaxation for a mother of 3 is near impossible. Most times when I have a severe attack I need my husband to come into the bathroom with me and he rubs my lower back which really seems to help it pass quicker, Thank God for him. Any suggestions on how to make my life more relaxed and not so focused on the IBS Attacks?