I have had problems with IBS-C for over 20 years. If I have enough time on the toilet in the morning uninterruped I might have a good day once in a while. I had basically accepted that I would just have to live with it. Then a year and a half ago my faithful loving husband of 32 years had a midlife crisis and ran off with his internet girlfriend. Since stress has always been a problem you would think I would be much worse but just the opposite. I have felt better physically than I have in years! I lost 10 pounds, had almost no IBS problems and a flat tummy in spite of the tremendous stress. Here's the kicker. I have been involved with a great man for about 6 months now and guess what? My symptoms are coming back and I am gaining weight and have regained my tummy. Very depressing. Any ideas?