hi im new here...just realize i have IBS. i am 22 and i can remember this problem starting in grade school. its getting worse as i get older. it was really bad in college 2 years ago. anytime i had a test, a date, a social event coming up...i would get anxiety and then next the cramping and then D. i was taking pepto all the time. (i didnt know about imodium unitl today)it went away when i got pregnant and now i have a 9 month old...and suddenly all IBS symptoms are back. right now i am very stressed with money, finances, boyfriend relationship and a high needs baby, and suddenly am having D attacks 3 times a week. and the stomach pain really is a nuissance when i have to care for a baby. usually i have to lay down and relax in order for the cramps to go away...now i am seeing a lot of talk about imodium, i may start that.also, i have read about lomotil, is that better in anyway?would changing my diet help..i am thinking it wont really, since my D comes on with stress and anxiety.also, would an anti spasm med be a good idea? i still need to see the doc.i was also thinking about xanax for anxiety?any other advice/suggestions are appreciated!