I have the same problems. My bowels seem to cycle. Either diarrhea or constipation. I also get very bloated (so much so my grandma even asked me if I was pregnant once) and the pain is very intense in my stomach. I will go for days without having a bowel movement, and then all of the sudden I have diarrhea for days. I get very dehydrated from this, and I am constantly thirsty and constantly drinking water. It's very frustrating, especially when the diarrhea is kicking in and I'm out in public (I HATE public restrooms, they freak me out).
I've also been having a lot of heartburn after eating or drinking anything, do you get that too? I am going to the rheum in a two weeks, so I plan on asking him about it then, but I'm just curious if it's related to IBS...I wasn't technically diagnosed with IBS, it was just mentioned as a possibility because IBS is so common with Lupus and Fibro patients.
I'm so happy to hear that you have a little relief right now, and I hope that the enema gets your bowels back to their right mind and they stop torturing you! Have a great day!