I have IBS symptoms of occasional constipation and dihearrea for the last few years. Earlier this year I had a problem with constipation, I would only to to the toilet once every two or three days. A month ago I started taking bran cereal and everything changed, I became regular again and everything was perfect. I had strong and well formed stools and I was going to the toilet every day. In the last week things started to change, I first started to have diarrehea symptoms (soft stools that glide or seem to slip out of me) and in the last three days I have had these soft and broken stools every day once a day. Should I keep off the bran?I have also noticed that when I eat out regularly I have no problems at all, all my problems seem to be with home cooked meals. NOTE- I should add that in the last few weeks I have been mega stressed. My girlfriend is all but set to dump me for an arrange marriage set up by her parents with a richer guy than me. The whole thing has made me feel down, rejected and has hit my self esteem.