I'm so glad I found this site. Now I know there is a name to my madness. What a horrible affliction it is. I prefer to call it an affliction, as it sounds like its less controlling. I've had shy bowel now for about 10 years. I"m 45 now. It has got better over time, but I notice it relapses when I' stressed. I also have IBS. It's a kinda freak affliction. Sometimes it's not there at all and others it is. I live with my two older sons, and my ex partner has been gone 2 years. I get shy bowel yes even in my own home. But not always, which leads me to believe there is hope hehe. I also am a carer and often go at clients houses, no problem at all. The reason for this, has become very aware, very recently.
I know this is a site for the gross talk, so please excuse me. But if the gross talks help others then I'm all for it. Well I've learned that quite often, I don't really need to go and I'm forcing the issue. I use my bowels daily, and rarely get constipated. I have a good diet and as stated before IBS. So silly Ella panicks if I don't go for a day, so i try to force it on. I'm learning now pardon the talk, but it has to be hanging out or feeling like it is for best results. When it gets to that I don't suffer the shy bowel. This is helping me manage this, when I realise alot of what I'm doing is feeding the condition. I arrived at a clients house a few days ago and said to her oh wow please I need use the toilet lol she laughed and said sure, and I defecated no problem, because it was hanging out. So does anyone else experience my version of shy bowel? My boys are so good and know of my condition. We talk lots bout it and if im having a bad flare up they will take off for a while and give me some peace. My old son gets it a bit too now. I'd love to hear if anyone's is similar to mine.
Sory for ranting on and on, and thanks for your patience