Just found this website today. I found out I have IBS a couple of years ago. But the dr didn't tell me that there different types. I go between diaherra and constipation, but mostly constipation. I thought that over the last 6-8 months I had gotten this under control, but since Christmas-NOT!! I've been reading postings and they have been helpful-Thank you!! I am about 8 or 9 days into a VERY BAD episode. And nothing is helping! I have chronic back pain and of course this is setting that off too. Most "episodes" I can get through, but this time I think its killing me!! But in reading some postings, it got me wondering if this may be the cause of some of my lack of ability to lose weight? And if it is then what the heck can I do?