Hello to all here on this forum, I've been searching the internet a lot the past few months looking for information and I'm really glad I found this site. I'm encouraged now by reading some people's success stories as well as saddened by those who have not found a cure or way to ease their symptoms but hopefully one day by sharing all this information we'll all be success stories.Anyway, enough rambling. I'm a 27 year old male and I've had 'stomach' problems (I say stomach because thats what Ive always assumed) as far back as elementary school. I can remember having these sudden urges to use the bathroom usually with soft stools. Over the years random attacks seemed to go away but I would always have sudden urges before big events such as, a speech, presentation, or playing in a basketball game. Through college it gradually became worse and this summer was by far the very worst its been and really made me start researching some stuff online. It seems that every time I go to an event, whether it causes negative stress or excitement, my abdomin seems to tighten up and I have an uncontrollable urge to use the bathroom and have diaherria. If I tried to hold it my stomach growls so loud you can hear it in the next state. It got so bad I couldn't even go to walmart, hang out with friends, shopping or even go to church without my stomach acting up. Also I was very shy as a kid and sometimes at work dealing with clients or product reps over the phone can cause stress and then an attack. During the day however, if I'm at home lounging around, I feel completely fine and never have any attacks. Its seems only when I feel some stress or excitement coming that the attacks happen and I have to run for the bathroom. I started research and came across IBS and have tried some suggestions but not much luck so far. My general practitioner recommended I try Hyomax(generic for Levsin) but it failed to stop any attack and she then recommended a specialist. Now my mother has very very similar symptoms as I do and she has seen a specialist before and done all the tests which found nothing and they were really not much help beyond that for her. I don't think they even told about IBS and she has been treated for depression before also. So I wanted to save some money and try all the basic free stuff I can learn on my own first instead of paying big bucks for a doctor to tell me to try eliminating a certain food or whatever. Through reading and research I've tried dietary changes mainly eliminating drinking large amounts of milk (which I've done a lot my whole life) and completely cutting off sodas which I got to drinking really bad at college and this past summer at work. These didn't seem to do anything. I also tried the probiotic Align but it only seems to turn my diaherria into soft cable-like stools, so not much help there either. I don't have any abdominal pain like alot of people describe on this forum but I'm slowly running out of theories and ideas to try, which is starting to get me down.Any help or suggestions yall in the community could provide would be greatly appreciated.