I have had Ibs for over 40 years but it has got worse over the years. Main problem is having to go the toilet within minutes of feeling the urge. Just can't hold it any longer that that. Also suffer from excessive wind, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. Just bought some Silicol gel yesterday. Only on second day so can't comment on it as yet. Ibs completely controls my life. Can't do anything without thinking about whether I might need a toilet quickly.