Hi,I have had IBS on and off over the years. I hadn't had any flare-ups for a long time up until 6 weeks ago. I ate too much sugar-free gum fully knowing its laxative effects and next day my IBS started. I had gas, pain and indigestion. This was caused by sorbitol as I soon found out. My stomach settled after a week but it hasnt been 100% since then. I am starting my period within a few days and it seems to cause my IBS to worsen. I dont have bloating or gas or pain ..just this annoying urge to pass a bowel movement as if my lower colon was spasming like when the Dr does a sigmoidoscopy..that same sensation. I had 3 movements today ..all were on the soft side but normal. My bowels are always on the soft side. I have been taking Ibpurofen for my back pain and I think it affected it too. My question is : does anyone have that same annoying sensation of needing to poo??