I figured that this group is so diverse and so popular, I'll ask away.
I've always had a problem of using the restroom constantly since I was a kid. It seems like it has progressively gone worse over the course of years. I urinate at least every 30-40 minutes. And I would wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom. But now, it's gotten worse where I now have severe bowel movements. I'm at the point where once I eat, I can't hold it in any more. Could this be anxiety? Because I act up most of the time when I'm OUTSIDE the house. Anyways, it's caused a dent to my relationship. Why? Because I can't do much with my girlfriend and I because I have the fear of using the restroom. She went camping and I couldn't go because I knew that it would take an hour just to drive up the mountains and what if there was no restroom? Does that make sense? But I USED to do all these things in the past
Or...she wants to go hiking, but I can't hike for more than 40 minutes because I have to urinate or use the toilet for something else. Or....when we watch a movie or a show I need to sit in the corner so I can get up and use the restroom..
This has gotten very depressing, and I guess I wanted to lay this out in discussion hoping that any of you guys have gotten through this problem before? It's been BAD for the past year. The past 25 years (I'm 27 now), I would have to use the restroom once or twice a day (feces). But now it's every time I eat, or whenever I feel "trapped" in a territory where I can't find a restroom such as ....TRAFFIC on the freeway...or waiting in line for a ride....or waiting in line for something. And this would result in me sometimes going 4-8 times and sometimes there's nothing coming out but my stomach is upsetting.
I've gotten to the doctors, and the doctor prescribed me to all kind of anxiety medicines. I know it takes weeks or even months for it to kick in, but THAT hasn't even helped.
I'm trying to think perhaps my diet is bad? I'm like scared to eat anything now but I have to of course so I can live . I want to get my life back...I want to enjoy the simple things such as walking out in the park without worrying about using the restroom.. or going to a faraway hike, or just to do ANYTHING.
All I do now is use the computer stay home, go to work, and go anywhere where it's not far...or knowing that there are restrooms nearby.
I know this is personal and a bit too much information but I'm really just trying to find answers everywhere..