helloAfter various tests my (UK) doctor has said I have IBS. I had a terrible gastric upset a few years ago in the middle of Mongolia - where as you may know there are A) few public toilets and B) very little cover in the way of bushes. Since then I have been experiencing urgency in getting to the loo where the stool is soft but not watery. I have to go several times urgently (within five minutes) almost every morning but after lunch things are usually okay. I have been taking immodium - regularly (up to 4 capsules). I have never had constipation. Occasionally I have a day when I only go to the loo once and sometimes I don't go at all for a day - bliss! I cannot plan to do anything outside the house in the morning or until I've been several times at hourly intervals. I often get awful cramps in my stomach in the night but don't need the loo until the morning. Sometimes I wonder if it is cyclical in the way it gets worse and better. I have tried cutting out various foods but nothing makes any difference. I know I get anxious if I have to go out and I am sure the memory of Mongolia is influencing me. I have had a test to see if there is any bacteria still living in my gut but the tests were inconclusive. I wouldn't say I have diarrhoea (UK spelling!) and I certainly don't have constipation so have I got IBS? Is my doctor correct?