My symptoms are pretty much exact to *BURLI's* and I had that for the last 14 years, my doc kept saying it was IBS and gave me ZOLOF and DICETEL to try and regulate it. Neither did anything. I now personally suspect that I have had the minor beginning stages of UC for the last 14 years, because when my "IBS" would kick in, it would be massive cramping, urgencies, "D" , and mucos, for days. As soon as it would start, I would alter my diet or fast for a few days and it would settle down. The only thing that I never had until last July was the blood.