I am at my wit's end. I was finally diagnosed with IBS 5 years ago after a series of dianostic tests showed no physical abnomalities (except in the words of my MD a "twisted colon"). No matter what I do-eat right, eat wrong, don't eat I have to get up three hours earlier every morning so I can go to the bathroom 4 to 8 times in order to leave the house and start my 1 hour commute to work. My problem seems to manifest itself in the need for "immediate evacuation". I very often have to come back to the house to go even though I went right before I left. My 10 year old son will provide me with his opinion that I should just "hold it in". My husband just shakes his head and gets out of the way. I have probably wreaked havoc with my intestines as I live on Immodium, but that doesn't work all the time. Mornings are the worst. I sometimes take the generic drug dycyclomine. Going out on family outings or long drives in the country are terrifying. I just found this bulletin board and wanted to jump right in and talk to people who might actually understand. Thanks.