Hello all, I am new to this forum as well as new to discussing my problems with people. I have been reading many of the posts on this forum and it seems I could have written most of them myself. I have cried and laughed at many of them as I can relate to what most of you are going through. I have had bowel/digestive problems for the past 25 years. I have just recently decided to try to get to the root of the problem (past 4 years). After 2 endoscopy tests, 2 colonoscopy tests, barium xrays, too many to count blood tests and fecal tests the answer is "maybe it's IBS" I have tailored my lifestyle to be able to cope with my daily pain/bloating/running for the bathroom but it has left me feeling like a hermit. I don't leave my house if I don't absolutley have to. I have taken many of the meds listed on these forums without any success yet. This leads me into my dilema. I am determined to not let this rule my life any longer. I decided to break some of my rules for survival and I thought the best way to shatter my fear of leaving the house was to take a trip...a 14 day trip with an 8 hr plane ride. I was pretty brave when I booked this trip but now that I have time to reflect I am left feeling anxious and perhaps downright terrified. This is where I need some sage advice. I suffer from loose BM (sometimes straight water) but can go many days having firm BM. The bigger problem is the URGENCY. When I gotta go I gotta go now. I have about a 2 min. time frame from when my body tells me it needs to go to the time till it goes, regardless of the circumstances. What I am hoping is someone could tell me is if there is a way that I will not get "that feeling" while travelling. (car and plane) Just to be normal for a few hours. I have considered fasting, copious amounts of meds, sleeping pills, and am slightly embarassed to say, diapersAny thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.I am truly glad I came across this site and am relieved that I am not alone.