I am 60 yrs old. I have Gerd/ibs. And anxiety. I always had a bowel movement every morning, sometimes normal and sometimes not but at least it was something. And when I had a day or so flare up, I would have IBS-d. About 8 weeks ago, my anxiety went thru the roof, and my entire digestive system went nuts... and I got constipated.. never before, maybe a few times but not like this! I have a pain under my left rib and in the middle between my breasts! Dr. says its where the colon bends and this is a spot where stool or gas gets trapped! I am miserable. Between this pain and not being able to go to the bathroom is awful.. One Dr. tells me to take mirilax, another says take metamuscil, my nutrionist says low fiber, to settle down my colon for a while, and do the mirilax.. I am scared because I Never got constipated before..