Alright, so for the last several weeks I have overall felt a substantial, not total, but good enough improvement in my IBS symptoms.Specifically, I have not felt as bloated.If you recall, I saw my GI doctor in late July at which time he put me dicyclomine, an anti-spasmatic.I took that for one cycle, it did not change too much, then I went off it.During those next few weeks, I felt a good drop in bloating.I was puzzled because not only was I not taking my medication, but I was also having some dairy and other treats on the weekends and some weekdays. I also was drinking alcohol, mostly drinks not beer.The conclusion I came to was that I was less stressed, and more relaxed during this time.I saw my drop in bloating being the result of having less stress and eating healthy, having a few cheat meals mixed in moderation.I want to point out that alcohol has been mentioned as a GI irritant, yet I notice when I have a vodka and tonic, I can feel instantly less bloated. Why? I am more relaxed.Conversely, if I have more than a couple beers, I get increased bloating, so I take that both food and stress cause problems.Now, last week, I think I might have gone too far.I have had some pizza, but normally I have 1-3 slices max a week, moderation.Last week I had about 5 slices of pizza one night, another 5 the next night along with a lot of beer, then I had a beer the next day, and then the next day I had a good amount of dairy.This entire week, despite the fact that in the days following this I have been eating healthy, I have had some of the worst bloating I can recall in recent months.I have been exercising, eating healthy, and less stressed.My question is, I would like to know what is going on, and what I can do to enjoy my time, not have my diet restrict me, but not have my IBS get reaggravated too.Here is my theory, I believe that eating healthy during the week, and feeling less stress have and will help my IBS. I beleive that if I have cheat meals in moderation, and done so at the right time, like when I am less stressed and sandwiched between good food, I should be alright.I am thinking that my bad bloating this week is because last week I over did it, and this destabilzied me.What I am not sure of is just how likely is it that almost a week later and for this whole week that eating bad for a few days last week could effect my body for this long, could this be the case?I do not understand, I have been doing fine eating cheat meals, so why did having back to back nights of 5 slices of Pizza and beer cause this?Is there anything I can do now to get my bloating away, or is this something where I am just going to have to go back, eat healthy, stay less stressed, and wait this out a few more days, how long, if the bad meals last weke caused this, will it take to get back to normal, and how likely is it those bad meals did this?