Well, you know best...just don't wait too long if it is becoming more consistent. I've suggested it because those are definitely symptoms of an early flare...
You could try changing your diet somewhat if it is IBS...but being in the scholastic situation you're in, I won't even suggest less stress..lol! I would think that would be impossible.
You could consider some teas such as peppermint, fennel (or chew on the seeds) or others that are gas relievers.
Hope you feel better soon....
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance mild flare nightly enemas
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!