Hello. IBS is something I've apparently had for years and, being in my 70's I guess it's been sort of a generational thing to just put up with it. As teenagers we sufferers used to dismiss it jokingly as 'having the wild-shites'...a result of too much the night before! We'd never even heard of IBS. But later in life it's not that funny.
For me, it occurs only about 3 or 4 times a yearand lasts days, sometimes weeks, so it's more of a nuisance than anything. Like the 'supermarket dash' has a different meaning! The pain isn't that bad, coming in spasms rather than continuous. But reading some of the posts on here, I really didn't know it was so bad for some of you, and you have my sympathy.
Enough about me. Just thought I'd say hello as a new user.