I have had IBS since I was 18 and I am now 63. I have had a bad time with IBS for the past few weeks, that is how long the flare ups last when I get them. I was so relieved last week when my tummy settled down, at last I was pain free and no more rushing to the toilet! Yesterday it all started again, had to rush to the loo and again today, my tummy ache is back back not as bad as usual. I am type 2 diabetic and suffer from anxiety . I am hoping my tummy will settle much quicker than last time, I feel so down that it has flared up again so quick, I suppose it is a vicious circle, the more one worries about it the worse it becomes. .x.