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Hi. Since midday Sunday I've been experiencing a really bad IBS flare up. Saturday was a good day for me, stomach wise, so I wasn't really watching what I was eating. In the evening I ate a creamy mushroom risotto, an ice cream, a fair bit of chocolate, and some sweets. Probably not a good idea I know.
Sunday morning I was experiencing stomach ache, and then midday I had a bout of diarrhea, followed by another bout shortly after, and a couple more bouts throughout the day. Monday morning I passed a solid stool first of all (although still rather soft), but then had two more rather urgent trips to the bathroom in the morning which got progressively looser,and eventually turned into diarrhea. I took a codeine phosphate which my dr prescribed for me, and I didn't have another bowel movement for the rest of the day, although I did still experience stomach ache,and had to rush to the loo a few times thinking I had diarrhea, but it just turned out to be wind.
This morning, as soon as I woke up, I've been having really loose stools/diarrhea again, and bad stomach cramps. I'm also now passing mucas.
I also suffer from anxiety, and it's making me feel anxious that it's not going to stop, and I'm worrying as I have work tomorrow.
Is it normal for a flare up to last this long? I've never had it this bad for this long before. I'm assuming it is a flare up and not a stomach bug, as I don't feel unwell.
I would really appreciate any advice or to hear anyone else's experiences.
Thanks in advance.
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