I have had IBD for about 15 years now. My symptoms are general RAGING diahrea, and cramping. My questions, however are these:1. I have noticed that often times, previous to a real 'spell' of IBD I get black around any gold [and it's real gold] jewelry. Even the people I work with will notice the blackening around rings/bracelets, etc...and say, "uh oh, Karen...you are going to get sick!"2. I have a discharge from the rectum quite often that will scald me terribly. So...my question is this...has anyone else had these things happen with their IBD/IBS, and if so, do you believe it could have to do with acid content in the system?????Thank you for any help.