Thanks for the quick replies :) Yeah, this has definitely been a pain...no pun intended :P And sometimes I almost feel guilty b/c like I said, I don't (or I didn't) think I had major league IBS. That being said, when the two episodes occurred this year, it wiped me out of teaching for 3 weeks. I felt like a Mac truck had hit me and then backed up to say hi again. You'll be happy to know that I did choke down some yogurt last night...I tried to like it but I can't get past feeling like I am eating spoonful of sourcream no matter how much fruit I put in it. But after this past week, I can certainly empathize with those who talk about the anxiety and the depression of this situation. Feeling like you have the perpetual flu is no fun. Hang in there all.