When I must inform someone about my IBS, people often react to the term "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" as if it was just a little annoyance - I get the "..take some pepto bismal and you'll be all fixed up"-attitude! Has anyone else run into this, and if you have, have you come up with any other terminology or phrases to use to convey the seriousness of the disorder? I have used the term "explosive D", but that just makes people recoil in horror! Gastro Intestinal Disorder is kinda nebulous. Please advise me - I would appreciate the help!!!