I have had IBS-D for 8 years. I haven't had a very supportive medical network. I am hoping I have found some supportive docs in the past few months but it remains to be seen. Anyway, here are some questions I have.What is considered a flare up?I ask this because I never seem to be without IBS-D problems. It is 3-4 days a week every week. There is never a remission like I have heard discuss.Do people really go into remission?What is the definition of mild, moderate, severe?Can it be referred to as a disease?I ask this as I think I would get a more sympathetic reaction from my employer if I were able to call it a disease. Otherwise it sounds like hullaballooey.I am beginning to do a lot more reading and understanding. Especially thanks to this forum.