Unfortunately that is what IBS is like. My suggestion to you, is to start a food diary so you can see what YOUR food triggers are since they are different for everyone. Just by going out to the mall may have caused you problems too because I am sure you were very worried about
it and nerves and IBS do not mix.
Also you did state that you avoid the foods that cause you problems. I have learned that my food tolerances and intolerances change and things that bothered me before don't now and vice versa. It may be time to start noticing if anything new is causing to upset you.
Good Luck and Take Care
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