Do you ever feel uncomfortable telling people that your are having GI symptoms?
Even after 25 years of dealing with GI symptoms, I often still catch myself being embarrassed or uncomfortable telling friends that I am experiencing "high output" (really just a fancy way of saying diarrhea.) It still feels taboo to discuss "bathroom habits" despite the fact that it is a major part of my life. If I have to miss an outing with friends, or cancel a date with my boyfriend, I still tend to give a fluffy answer, "oh im sick" or "my stomach is having a bad day."
It feels a little ridiculous when on the other hand I am keeping track of in's and out's, symptoms, even BM descriptions.
Anyone else have a hard time talking about GI symptoms?