Interesting tidbit of bowel information: functional gut disorders like IBS allegedly go to sleep when we do. This is why nocturnal diarrhea can be considered an alarm symptom (caused by something that’s more likely structural or infectious).
I admittedly don’t know many people with IBS, and those I do know aren’t as keen on sharing their bathroom habits as the IBD crew seems to be. I can’t say for a fact that people with IBS-d don’t find themselves stumbling to the bathroom frequently during the night, so if this is a fallacy, please forgive me.
I supposedly have IBS, but I was diagnosed with Crohn’s first. With so much overlap, who the hell knows if it’s the Crohn’s or IBS that sends rocket fuel out of my rear end up to 30 times a day if the conditions are right, or if I even have IBS at all. I probably do since at least half of the people with IBD also have IBS.
What I do know is I’m afraid to fall asleep because I’m sharing a bed with my husband, and ‘gambling’ and losing next to/on someone is far more mortifying than having it happen solo, even if he does sort of deserve it. Unless it’s preceded by “I love you so much I could poop.” I guess that makes it okay.