I'm 22 and well... I think this is just about as bad as it gets. I've had this problem for a while but its gotten so much worse since i've gratuated from college and am back living at home. What scares me is, with the economy as bad as it is, it could be a while before I find a job that allows me to sustain myself.
I cannot go when people are in the house unless I believe that they are asleep... I have gone to some rediculous and, quite frankly, disgusting lengths to have a bowel movement... but I really feel that I have no choice.
I have gone as long as 15 days without having a bowel movement, primarily because I just cannot find an oppurtunity. This has led to some of the worst and intense stomach pains I have ever had in my life.
Eventually, an oppurtunity presents itself and I can go, but I am held hostage by it, i'm sure you all know what that's like, it is just plain awful. I have read that there are wasy you can learn to control your sphincter muscle... I generally lock up right when it is occuring... the only thing that saves me is if i distract myself at the percise moment, which is very difficult because I have to push, which brings me back to the reality.
I am in hell... if anyone has any sort of suggestions, or has experienced this to this degree, I would love to hear from you
thank you very much for reading.