In spring of 2011, I had chronic prolonged gastro problems. I though I had picked up a "bug" but, the diarrhea did not stop and I was pretty much house bound due to it. GP said spastic colon. Rheumy got me in to see a Gastro. He did blood work and colonoscopy, ....since they put you out I was so tempted to write "One Way/Do Not Enter" across my back...lol
Everything came back normal.
I asked what he was going to put down for insurance.....he said "IBS"
Daily I take Dicyclomine and Metamuceil to control it. I still have the condition and it is easily triggered. I carry extra Dicyclomine with me when I leave home.
I have read about IBS in connection with Sjogren.
"The large bowel may be affected in a functional way, producing what is sometimes called 'irritable bowel
syndrome'. This can cause lower abdominal pain and alteration in bowel habit. Treatment of this tends to
consist of the increase of fibre (bran) in the content of a patient's diet and occasionally the use of antispasmodic