It is relieved somewhat after taking metamucil and another product. But he is kept up at night with urges to defecate . Nothing happens but these urges keep him up and have given him bad insomnia. I think it is IBS. He has had a colonoscopy in 2012 with normal results. He is 69 and has had general good health.
Any advice? As his wife, it is very upsetting to watch this. For over 2 weeks he gets up several times at night to use the washroom with nothing happening. He claims he has a need to go but then cannot.