This kid has had more bowel problems this year than he's had since his Crohn's diagnosis four years ago! He texted me 7 times this morning because he was stuck in the bathroom from 2nd through 4th period with diarrhea. This is new, because the past three months or so he's had constipation issues on and off (he's taking an iron supplement because he was anemic at his last blood draw in December) which we're supposed to treat with a daily Miralax dose. But some days he doesn't want to take it. And then he pays for it. And then other days he does take it and things get too loose. And he still ends up missing classes because he's stuck on the toilet with an urge to go, but still not able to. His colon is not behaving at all. Thank goodness he gets labs done soon and sees his GI after that. I'm wondering if he picked up a bug this weekend when he went out to help my mom at a dog field trial... Sorry if this is too much information, but I just am getting fed up with this. I suspect it's IBS-related, but geez, enough already! This all kind of coincides with us taking him off Elavil (rx'd for IBS) because it was making him really angry and out of control (no more norepinephrine products for him!) Don't know what other options are out there for treating IBS, but we need to find something. This is just plain ridiculous. He's either missed a class or been late to class more than two dozen times because of bowel problems since school started.