Hi everyone, thanks for reading mypost. I have not yet been diagnosed with IBS but I have been experiencing symptomsover the past year which link my situation to that of an irritable bowel. It all started just over a year ago and I started having stomach cramps and then a sudden urge to go to the toilet. The symptoms have now worsened to the point where I'm terrified to go to work sometimes if my stomach feels a bit off for fear that I will need to go to the toilet at work. It might be useful to let you know that in my job it is very awkward to go to the toilet in between normal breaks because I work in a courtroom and as you can imagine, it is not convenient to need to go in the middle of proceedings! I have also recently begun experiencing gurgling sounds and vibrations in my stomach and intestines after eating, followed by either an uncomfortable bowel movement or passing of gas. This does not happen every day but today has been particularly uncomfortable. The bowel movements are not quite diarrhea, but they can be very soft and sloppy. I panic a lot about my symptoms and I am always reading these forums looking for some kind of comfort that I amnot alone in my suffering. Does anyone else have my problems and can you please advise me on how to make them go away??Thanks.