I posted on the Meeting Place about an incident that happened yesterday involving a snake, my dog, and my husband. Long story made short, after the encounter, five minutes later I was doubled over in spasms after being spasm free for months after going on Effexor XR to control the pain of IBS. I didn't think I would make it home in time for the explosive D to hit. Once I emptied, I was better, but still jumpy from the ordeal. This proves to me better than anything that stress can bring out the worse for an IBS person.