I have a life-long IBS and am 34 now. It is rather IBS-D, and I think I have a mild form after reading how others suffer. If I control my diet, meaning not eating fat food, drinking too much, smoking, no coffee, I usually am able to control my bowel - go to the washroom 1 or 2 times a day and rarely have diarrhae. Still, spasms an bowel discomfort is there almost every day for several hours, usually after stool. And yes, I have unexpected calls to toilet. Quite often, I feel so inferior to my friends and others, especially at parties, clubs or crowded places.I had no idea something like IBS existed until about 3 months ago. In Ukraine, where I am originally from, I was faring much worse. Traditionally, we have a very fat cuisine, so I had diarrhae quite often and noone in teh family could understand what is wrong with me. Naturally, I went to gastro-doctor over there, did tons of analysis and everything showed that I am healthy.When I moved to England and then Canada, everything improved drastically improved. I guess food is better and much less fat. At least, I almost totally got rid of D, but all other symptoms stayed - dull incomfort, pinching and occasional urges. When I first read about IBS, I decided to try some things. First I tried peppermint oil and caraway - it helps a little bit, but nothing drastic. Then the doctor told me to try Dicetel for a week. I have to say I felt much worse for almost every day I took it. Thanks Gos, D is still under control but all other things were stronger and lasted longer. Immediately after I stopped taking Dicetel and took no medicine for 2 days, I felt better - back to original state.I am going to try Imodium now. Especially because I noticed that if I manage to get a bit constipated, I feel great. If I manage not to go to toilet for 2-3 days, usually I feel 100% normal person during these days. Unfortunately, doesn't happen too often, maybe Imodium will help. Will try some other things to define what works the best for me. But will never take Dicetel - it makes things only worse.