I've had IBS for over 20 years and like everyone have good weeks and bad. I know certain foods affect me like onions, garlic and I also struggle with dairy. I also know stress plays a big part when I can feel my tummy tightening. I'm struggling at the moment though to stop thinking about my stomach and it's really taking over my life - I wake in the morning and from the minute I get up its on my mind. I'm always reading articles on IBS and related tummy troubles but think I'm not helping my situation by thinking about it too much - anyone else feeling this - any advice really welcome! I think I'm always looking for a different answer (or a miracle!) when really I need to avoid obvious foods, drink plenty of water, deal with stress better and do some form of physical exercise but it's hard to listen to yourself sometimes!