I have just now started reading about IBS and trying to understand this disorder, which I've had for about 15+ years.On thing that I really don't understand, is how I can have these terrible attacks of D not 15 minutes after I eat! It takes a long time for food to go through the digestive process and make its way into the intestines, right? How, then, can I have a terrible b.m. when the food has seemingly not had time to go anywhere???Also, can someone suggest what I can eventually eat *after* having an attack? As I posted in an earlier message, I have nausea and discomfort a day or even two days after a severe attack; I don't feel like eating anything during this time, except maybe some crackers. Any suggestions?