so i'm about to go on a week long business trip to france (from the us) with a co-worker and i'm totally dreading it (whereas everybody is super jealous of me). this is my first real business trip and it's important that i make a good impression on both our clients and my boss. we've got a bit of traveling to do and meetings, lunches, dinners, and social events all day every day. unfortunately i #### like 5 times a day and often get d-attacks and crazy abdominal pain/gas at the most inopportune times (worst of all when i'm anxious, like during business meetings ironically). what can i do to prepare and calm my nerves, and not look like a freak going to the bathroom every half hour (my co-worker and i are sharing sleeping quarters etc.). ps. so this is my first post. as long as i can remember i've had "bathroom problems" and i tend to have to go anywhere from about 2 to 5 times times a day! i've seen doctors and gastroenterologists over the course of my adolescent life, but nobody could really tell me for sure that i had IBS. just recently i saw a new doctor and he flat out said i had IBS based on the symptoms i described. i'm glad i found this board as i had absolutely no idea other people suffered from the same symptoms i have had throughout my life.