I had an IBS flare-up about 2 months ago. Classic symptoms....diarrhea/constipation, pain, bloating, gas, etc. I became extremely anxious but recognizing it for what it was (I was diagnosed several years ago and went through years of panic attacks and anxiety) I decided to face it head on and control my diet (which was not good) exercise (which was almost non-existent) and practice relaxation to lower stress.It worked! Gradually, the pain subsided, the bms became easier and stool shape and size almost normal.Then I happened to talk to a friend of mine who also has IBS and chronic fatigue. She told me that her symptoms were similar to mine and she was diagnosed with cysts on her ovaries...!!!Well, about two days later, guess what! Back to square one. I could not believe how fast the symptoms returned when I started to worry. Does anyone know if ovarian cyst symptoms come and go? I am post-menopausal and do not ovulate anymore.