Hi, I just found this site and Iï¿½m overwhelmed. Itï¿½s going to take me a long time to get through all this info but the main thing is Iï¿½ve found a place where I can ask about and discuss things that just arenï¿½t discussed in proper companyLet me first say that I have not yet been diagnosed with IBS but I suspect thatï¿½s what Iï¿½ll be hearing next Monday at my followup appointment to my colonoscopy. The doc who performed the scope told me after that everything looked ï¿½normalï¿½ so Iï¿½m guessing itï¿½s not chronï¿½s or colitis, though he did take a few biopsyï¿½s which Iï¿½ll get the results from on Monday as well . He had warned me before the scope that if they didnï¿½t find anything during the scope it will likely be IBS. I suppose I should be relieved but Iï¿½m not sure IBS is an any better diagnosis after reading some of your stories. After reading through this site I guess Iï¿½d have to say I have IBS - D. Itï¿½s been going on for years but only a few times a year and for short periods of time. However, about 5 months ago it became almost constant. I had my gall bladder removed a year and a half ago after a couple of attacks and an ultra sound revealed stones. I have no idea what triggers the episodes, I just canï¿½t pin it down, sounds like thatï¿½s going to take some time.Hereï¿½s my main concern, I love to travel. And the funny thing is when I travel I get the opposite way, but no less embarrassing or painful. When Iï¿½m travelling, I get constipated, bloated and very gassy (anybody dealt with that on a bus tour?) It doesnï¿½t seem to have anything to do with the types of food I eat, that doesnï¿½t always change when I travel. I refuse to let this stop me from doing what I love and Iï¿½ve just planned a month long trip to Australia. Anybody out there travellers with tips on how to cope when on the road?