I was wondering how much time a person allows in the morning, or before work, for their IBS. I seem to have to drink coffe, at least 3-4 cups, and it usually takes me an hour while I have several bowel movements in the bathroom. I then take a showe, etc. I usually have to go again, for about a few minutes, before I go anywhere. Is this a common problem for people with IBS or is it just me? I usually have to allow at least 2-2.5 hours before I go somewhere to get ready and to go to the bathroom. It is so frustrating!!!!