I have IBS-D and have had it for a little over 5 years. My symptoms are under fairly good control without medication (except birth control, as periods trigger my symptoms), though I still have some urgency and my stools are softer than they were prior to the IBS onset. I currently have a cold (runny nose, congestion and some coughing) and I've noticed that my stools are more formed and I've had less urgency. Looking back, I've noticed that my GI system typically does feel better when I have a cold. Has anyone else had this happen?