So I've suffered with IBS for years; so many other things link to it though, that I often don't know what's going on.
More recently, in addition to the IBS, I have been diagnosed with Gallstones. It's strange as the symptoms I have are diarrhea, acute pain etc etc.. sound familiar? I eat a healthy diet, avoid white bread, fatty foods, but I don't seem to get a break. In reading about this, contrary to the belief that gallstones develop due to a bad diet, it seems though, stress pays a part.
The link between stress, IBS and Gallstones is most deviniteky there. Fingers crossed, once I've had a little op, I'll. be fine. Thought I'd share this info, in case it helps others get to the "bottom"' of their issue.