Hiya guys I'm really new to IBS only had it a year, I just thought I'd share my story and hope to get some good advice from the community, as doctors seem to be useless. My IBS was caused by a serious case of Viral Gastroenteritis. My triggers seem to be hard alcohol, like your vodkas and rums and such, but funnily enough Ales seem to help it!!! My other triggers are caffeine, very sugary drinks and the main one is stress. Which I'm sure most of you know is the worst trigger, because it becomes a vicious cycle, you get stressed, your ibs flares which makes you even more stressed. I work in a pub so it's nearly impossible for me to get time off and I'm also required to be on the bar the very long periods of time. So if I'm having a bad day I just pop a load of anti diarrhoea pills and hope for the best. If anyone else has any good tips please let me know. Thanks.