Here, we go again...I just got off a bout of D for the past week because of my period and hormones. Today, of course, I am back to being C. The thing is, I now get such anxiety if I don't go to the bathroom. I feel like if I don't go, everything will get so backed up that it will become impacted and I'll have to go the hospital or take a laxative (which is so INTENSLY painful for me). I don't know if all this IBS worrying is too much. Growing up, I usually had a bm every two to three days, but now I am crazed if I haven't gone in one day! When I started taking Citrucel about six months ago, at the advice of my gastro, I was going everyday for months. Now, all of a sudden, its not working as well. And of course, I am straining because I feel like I have to have a bm everyday or who know what will happen! Therefore, the hemmies are growing and I know that is a bad thing as well. I think my mind has taken this too far...I would like to see what is normal for people with IBS. I know "normal" varies, but I just want an idea so I can stop driving myself crazy. I am an IBS C/D so any and all info would be great. So my question is: How often do you have a bm?