After reading alot of these messages, I've realized that not only do we suffer from IBs, but many other things too. I have panic disorder, a hiatel hernia and IBS. Fun eh?? It seems when I got my first panic attack last year, I developed IBS...you know, abdominal cramps and feeling like my lower bowel region was tied in a giant knot. Then again, I spent a good 6 months to a year constantly worried about suffering another attack, making me constantly tense..causing alot of pressure on my abdomen.For all you people who talk about chest pains, I have to admit that whenever my IBS flares up, my hiatel hernia get's worse causing alot of acid reflux resulting in funny feelings in my chest, including pains. For all you people who have bouts of D during anxiety...this is normal cause your digestive track shuts down during a panic attack, and of course we all know when we are nervous it leads to this. I don't know why exactly I'm explaining all this, especially since most of you know everything already.My IBS only flares up once a month or so, so I am lucky in that sense. But when it comes, it comes with a vengence! I guess I just wanted you all to know that I understand what you all go through, and I am here understanding all of you who question chest pains, panick attacks, and ultimately IBS. I know IBS has alot to do with what we eat, and what we eat it with. I really don't think it's a huge medical problem that always needs drugs to solve it....I think it has everything to do with allergies, diet, lack of exercise, etc. I may be wrong, but I wonder what some of you think? Also, does anyone have any quick remedies for IBS? I have to refill my perscription and I currently feel as though my intestines and bowels are constricting into a giant knot!! Help!