Hi all, I am new here, but have had IBS-D for some time. Recently I have been lucky. I have a much better idea now what leads to problems (too much veg and pulses, especially sweet corn and beetroot, large meals), so I have felt better and more in control. However, I have had episodes of faecal incontinence. Very cringeworthy! Having not had one for some time, much to my relief, it suddenly happened again last Friday. After a night with friends (Chinese takeaway - normally fine) and a 100th year birthday celebration the day after, with a 3 course meal (nothing much suspect in any of it), 2 cups of coffee to ensure I stayed awake for a several hour drive home, we set off. I got very sleepy, so we stopped and I had a nap. I was the driver for the day. Then another 1/2 cup of coffee, and set off again, in good form. Then while driving on the motorway, I got the dreaded spasms, with about 25 miles to drive to nearest service station. As I got out of the car the 'gates opened'. Totally out of control, at a service station. Awful!!!!!! Leapt into the bushes to sort myself out. Husband was a trouper, assisted me with finding clothes in the boot. When tidied I went in to the service station, aiming for the disabled loo, so that I could have private access to a wash basin. Locked of course. And I was in NO state to ask anyone anything. Today I went to the GP to get some emergency medication if it ever happens again. It was so out of the blue! He prescribed Buscopan and what I think should be fast acting loperamide, though it looks like the normal ones, that I already have for anxious moments. I also take Lepicol which I think benefits me, calm everything down. Was fine for 2.5 weeks in Turkey, no problems at all, but taking Lepicol daily there (which I intend to continue with here at home). Would be grateful for any tips anyone has on medications or anything else for these kind of out of the blue episodes. I don't have daily or even weekly spasms so want to avoid taking medication all the time that I mostly don't need.