I would look through all these posts - but time does not permit. I have IBS and what happens to me is:I have constipation for a few weeks - I take a stool softner everyday to help with the hemroids and whatnot. Well after a few weeks I have an attack - where I have the gas cramps and then I begin sweating and becoming dizzy. Suddenly I cannot hold my body up anymore (as I am usually on toliet) and must get to an area on the floor so I do not fall down. Once this happens - a few seconds or minutes go by and I cannot control my bowel movements - and the diarrhea happens (sometimes I do not even make the toliet). Once I get that out of my system - I usually have the gas cramps for a few hours and then am fine for a few weeks again (with constipation).Does anyone have these symptoms? Please let me know.