I'm new here – not new to gut problems tho...I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease years before the blood test was available – like 25 years ago. My mother had it too. My symptoms are those of IBS-D: no weight loss just uncontrollable D.I have been on a Gluten Free diet since then but lately things have gotten worse. In the early days after diagnosis, and on a GF diet, I'd have one or two softish poos in the morning with some slight flatulence but then everything would be fine for the day. About ten years ago things got worse and after some tests it was found that I was deficient in pancreatic enzyme which I now take with meals. This reduced the flatulence. Over the last 18 months things have slowly gotten really bad. One hour after eating I have uncontrollable D and I have messed myself maybe six times in the last six months. This is not the slight mucus and poo dribble I had become accustomed to but rather 500ml of smelly liquid.I have been re-tested by the specialist (endoscope both ends) who says the Coeliac disease is under control, the pancreatic enzymes are doing the job – my poo has little residual fat - so he says the remaining problem is 'just IBS' and I should try to control it with Loperamide (Imodium) – 'you can take up to 8 a day.' Taking Loperamide certainly stops things but for me it just delays the problem causing a bigger build-up of liquid and an even more painful explosion of diarrhoea.My IBS is getting me, and my family down. The problem is the increasing complete unreliability of my gut – I have no idea what is going to happen when.As I can't eat Wheat, Barley, Rye and Oats (or drink beer) because of the Coeliac disease, and excess fruits are bad because of the IBS-D I really don't know what diets to try. I suspected that I was short on roughage so I tried soluble fibre but that caused more bloating. In order to be able to travel or go out of an evening with any reliability I tend to fast after a light breakfast and then eat in the evening after I have done whatever I have to do that night. This is a serious constraint as my friends like to eat just before the theatre or concert and that is about as bad for me as it can get.I have taken to wearing incontinence pants whenever I leave the house. This is a great confidence booster and helps enormously. However the volume and nature of my accidental poop mean that diapers can do little except stop the poo dribbling down my legs.I realise that my bowels have been making me into something of a recluse – or at least making a simple trip into a major project which, in any case can't start until 2 hours after breakfast to ( hopefully ) clear my gut.I have been reading the web and there seems to be no systematic body of knowledge – try this or try that is not much of a help if a good result is three ruined theatre trips rather than five – particularly with theatre tickets costing what they do nowadays. The information seems to be all anecdotal: 'I solved my my IBS by eating earthworms' or some such. Given the variability of IBS is worse than useless. These latter 'revelationary' cures usually require payment and put me in mind of the promises surrounding the snake oil salesmen of old.Two further points: I wonder if selling supposed cures not based on peer reviewed research is in fact legal – even with the disclaimers that it is advice and not medical fact – there is still an intention to be taken as a cure. As I understand the law it is the intention of the action not the letter of the text that overrides. Secondly it would be a great idea if this board were to have a section at the top level – perhaps called 'Snake Oil' where the ideas being sold could be dissected. I have no problem with paying $24.99 for a helpful guide if I have some hard statistics to show efficacy.So thanks for reading this and love to you all, sisters and brothers in adversity.