I lurk and read a lot of post here. I post when I think I can help or feel I know the answer. I am however disturbed thet many of the posters and the responders think IBS is root of all ailments, mental and physical.Those who respond to these post with yeah me too only cloud the problem. Some of these folks are looking for support to pn the blame on something and IBS is handy. These people may have other medical problems that need to be looked at. There are several saavy posters who say as much in their answers but there are many who dog pile on blaming everything from obesity to toothaches on IBS. These folks do not seem to listen to anything except the agreeable post. My point is please know a little about your response when you post to a thread with a me too. You could be a doing a disservice to the poster. For those who call a spade a spade Thank You. We need straight answers here not sugar coated and for sure not gut feeling answers.