Ask Poopreport: How Do I Combat Poop Anxiety At School?
I am a high school student, and most days I go to school and find that I have the urge to poop throughout the entire day. It is the most uncomfortable feeling I have ever had and I just want it to go away.
Lately (like today) I have been going to public places and it happens there too. I went out to eat for lunch with my parents and my sister today and couldn't control my poop urge, and I ended up going to the bathroom. I don't want to tell anyone about this because it is so embarrassing and is too much for me to take (as a teenager/child).
This hasn't happened at all in earlier school years, but only started this year. On the first day of school I had the feeling all day and eventually ended up going to the bathroom at school! No one suspected anything but I just want to cry when this happens because I just feel like there isn't anything that I can do and there isn't anywhere that I can go.
I have a feeling that I am going to have to tell my mom sooner or later, but I refuse to see a therapist. Is this anxiety or a psychological issue? Does anxiety medication help this, because if it does then I will tell my mom and I will have to go to the doctor. I just want this issue to go away because I can't take it anymore.
If anyone knows what to do please tell me. I don't know what else to do. I am desperate.