Hello. I've been suffering with IBS for about five years now. It started when I was about 62 I guess. Unfortunately, it seems to be getting worse in that on most days I have very painful (usually loose) bowel movements and have to sit on the toilet off and on for at least 1 to 2 hours most mornings. I've tried the low FODMAP diet, but my symptoms did not really seem to be related to food. i've been retired for nearly 2 years and had hoped that not working and not having the stress that goes along with work would relieve my symptoms, but it doesn't seem to have helped any. This condition is the most frustrating thing I've ever experienced. I can't make any plans in the mornings. Typically I'm OK by around lunchtime and feel perfectly fine the rest of the day. My family physician and my G.I. doctor basically just say I have IBS. I'm going to insist on taking another hydrogen breath test to see if I have SIBO, Because a few years ago I tested positive on that test and took Xifaxan which helped out only for several months. Perhaps that's my issue again and I could try another course of that medication and maybe this time it would fix me for good. I just don't know what else to do.