Hello, I'm new to this board and have had IBS with D for like two year now. My question it when I have these pains and I have to use the rest room I use Pepto to relieve my pain and it helps most of the time. Are there any draw backs to using Pepto so much? Long term affects or anything like that? Another question, I have problem waking up early. If I have to wake up early for something my stomach hurts the worst. Is this normal and are there any kinda remedies for this. Thanks and I'm looking forward to getting help from this site to help with my IBS.