I have had IBS over many years but with the odd flare up. Since taking semi retirement and now starting a new job over the last four months have it every two weeks. This job has new elements to it and I am not accustomed to not knowing my job so there is a bit of stress related to it. I only work pt and could be off at weekend and not be thinking about work and have an episode! Usually chronic diarhorrea in middle of night. Hoping that if I eat bland diet for a month that it may settle and also if i can I put job in perspective. Does gut stay irritated for a while after diarhorrea? Cannot figure out why middle of night.