I am sure this question has been raised a few times already.It, however, doesn't cease to intrigue me. What do we consider to be an IBS "attack" ???As I wrote somewhere before, IBS is not like migraine or asthma where you know you have an attack and that, once this clearly defined attack goes away, you're fine again. IBS is more of a constant state of your intestines and your mind, where every little move, every little fart, every little nice thought, every little bad thought, every little physical move, every little food bite, and thousands other different things, can change your condition for a second, minute, or a whole day. I may be fine one second, then, feeel crampy and gassy the next second, then feel fine again, or, perhaps, even worse. IBS, for me, changes, from second to second, minute to minute. So, what is really an "IBS attack" for you? I can see that violent diarrhea can be considered a "real attack", but many of us do not get "violent diarrhea". Do you consider to have an attack if you feel crappy more than, let's say, 25% of your day? Or....?