I'm new to the BB, though not to IBS. Here's my question. When I read about the symptoms of IBS versus other diagnoses, it always says IBS is not associated with weight loss. I've had IBS for about 10 years, and I can tell you, during my episodes, which may last a few months, I lose major weight (at least 8-10 pounds). Does this happen for other people? I do cut way back on what I eat, to avoid the "D". Should I just go ahead and eat more, and just use more Imodium, or do other people find they lose weight, too? I really need two sets of sizes of clothes.