Hey, all. It's been a long time since I've posted here. Anyhow, had IBS-D for quite a while and have it mostly under control with diet, but I have "my days".Anyhow, I was just always wondering why I see so much undigested food in my stool. Even when it's solid. I started taking charcoal tablets a couple days ago to help with gas from my protein shakes and wouldn't you know, 4-5 hours later I made a BM and it was greenish/black from the charcoal already. Just one little capsule.I also had a time years back where my mom had be try peppermint capsules for my IBS. This was before I realized milk was bad so I had my milk, pills and went to work. Of course, I was in the crapper in about an hour or 2 and WOW.. pure peppermint smell...So, I thought.. maybe my stomach is just emptying too quickly... not all the time, but some of the time. So here's what I did (note, I am NOT bulemic (SP?), this was purely a scientific experiment).Before bed I ate some beef jerky and doritos (well, a lot.. lol). I also drank about a quart of water with it. then, 15 minutes later I went to the bathroom to try and purge. I couldn't even get any of the water up, much less the food. I tried for 20 minutes with my finger down my throat, dry heaving, mouth watering, etc.. but I couldn't get the darn water or food up!anyhow, there's my addition to this issue... food leaves the stomach without it doing it's job, which leaves the SI and LI to do the hard work. We get pains, spasms, and the food goes through quicker and, mostly undigested. But, we still absorb most of the calories and stuff from the food.I also notice after some meals I don't feel "full" in my stomach, but in my lower mid (below ribcage) there is pressure/discomfort.Anyone have thoughts?