Ever wondered why you got IBS-D in the first place? How were we so lucky?I've been thinking about that alot lately cause if I knew why, then maybe it could be cured, and that is my ultimate goal!I have a few ideas......At the time it happened to me, I was under alot of stress with other medical problems, that included taking alot of meds and many trips to the doctor and specialists. At one point, I took Cipro for an entire month, but it didn't affect the IBS one way or the other. I also had work stress, and a failing marriage that ended in divorce later that year. In other words, I was very stressed!I'm also wondering if IBS is hereditary. I seem to remember my father having similar problems, but he never spoke about it. Back in the 60's they sure didn't have the meds they have now. It must have been horrible back then. My mother also had some kind of IBS problem cause she always complained about her stomach and that she had to watch what she ate, and she rarely left the house. Was I destined to have this problem?Or maybe because I used to be IBS-C, the exlax and enemas I needed to control that problem might have irritated the colon.I also took my share of antibiotics since I was prone to bladder infections. That may have something to do with the IBS-D as well.Anyone got any other ideas???