In about 2 weeks I have a day in which I have to attend two very important occasions, it will be imperative thaty I do not have to go to the bathroom ( I have IBS_diarreha) for at least 8 hours, in fact one place I will be for about 3 hours does not have one close by, should I begin a fast about 2 days before the occasion and eat very little and eat things such as bread, rice, cheese, and other foods that are binding? I am going to up my Immodium to about 4 tablets a day one or two days before the events, I also have Xanax for stress which I probably will take on the day of the events. Has anyone done this when they HAVE to go to important occasions? Any other hints will be appreciated. Thank YouPS-- What a shame we have to go through helljust to go somewhere that a normal person would not have to think twice about, it must be toomuch to ask of this life to just have 8 hours IBS free. I HATE THIS DISEASE!!!!