Hi, I am a newbie here and was diagnosed after 5 years of nastiness as IBS. (By the way, don't you love it when they tell you after al the tests that it's "only" IBS, nothing wrong with you.) I consider myself in remission now from IBS-D, but am living in fear of what will bring it back. Once it's here I know what I can't eat and can't do, but I really don't know why I can do those things now...though I'm not complaining! Does anyone have any ideas? My GI really wants me to believe it's stress, but I have been stressed plenty lately and am fine (for now.) Why do all of these things that supposably cause IBS just stop sometimes? I am a stay at home mom which makes it easier for me because I have easy access to the "potty" as we call it, but I am hoping to get a job next year and I have heard some horror stories here. I have my teacher certification test next month and am becoming a little anxious that the IBS may turn up for that day, even though I seem OK. Any ideas?