I posted on this topic before, but I don't think I got much of a reaction, so I'm trying again.Many of us have indicated that we see patterns in when our symptoms occur. For many of us it is in the morning (same here)...for others it is after the evening meal (not me), but I've noticed a pattern that I think might be the key to me feeling better...yet I can't figure it out...My IBS has been occuring in a weekly pattern in recent months. On Mondays, I don't go or go very little...no urge, no pain, no nothing. On Tuesdays, I have one large, well-formed stool which passes easily. Then, either later Tuesday morning or Wednesday morning, I begin having the narrow, uncomfortable stools that many of us are all too familiar with. If I'm lucky, these will stop by the weekend, but sometimes they persist until Sunday or Monday.So what do you think is going on? The last time I posted, and was thinking about this, I figured that I was only having significant caffiene on the weekends, so I stopped. That's been several weeks (or months ago) and I still have this pattern. I no longer use caffiene in any form now. Could the ebb and flow of activity/sleep cause this? If so, why does going to bed earlier during the week not help? I don't think I really eat any differently on the weekends anymore...since ditching the caffiene...so I'm really puzzled here.