I need some help as IBS has always affected both my personal and professional life (at least since i was diagnosed in 2005) but now it seems to have gotten worse. I am a 38 year old male. I got a promotion at work and the work is much more stressful so all of the stress is affecting my body. The other day after eating lunch (it was about 2 oclock) my stomach started rumbling and i started to walk to the restroom. But before i could make it, i defecated on myself and it was a nightmare. It was everywhere- all over me, the stall, the toilet. I was literally shaking like a leaf. And all kept thinking about was how was i going to get out of the stall, to get to my desk to grab my car keys and get out of the building without anyone seeing or smelling what had happened. It was the most traumatic experience i've ever had. Luckily I only had to run past one person that i knew, and i've called in sick every day this week. I am so afraid to go back into the building and face anyone there or to relive the experience. I was embarrassed, mortified, humiliated. I have avoided any travel that is associated with this job, but our big team meeting is in another state and i can't get out of this one. My fear is that this will happen again on the plane, or in the hotel, or worse, in the rental car with other fellow employees. I take Imodium everyday just to compensate for any problems that may arise. But being in a new building for the team meeting i will not know where all of the bathrooms are, they want us to eat lunch and dinner together. And this goes on for four days. I can't not eat for four days.What can I do? What can I eat that will be tame on my stomach? I really wish there was a way to get out of going but there isn't.