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Hi @amberpep – first- great that you had a good colonoscopy! I understand fully what you are going through with the IBS attacks. Stress is hard to avoid. I have lived with this for years. Imodium is good to take before you leave the house. I agree with Depends for emergencies- you are not alone! I also take PeptoBismol those days in addition to an antispasmodic, like Bentyl. Helps with cramps. If I’m home, I’ll nap a lot. When I sleep, my intestines sleep too. I always have PeptoBismol and Bentyl in my purse. Let’s see if other members have additional tips!

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I take the same things that you take. I don't always get diarrhea but the bloating and gas is terrible. Pepto Bismo works the best for me. I prefer the liquid but keep that tabs in my handbag. I take Bentyl but not sure if it helps that much. A good nights sleep helps.

I went to a gluten free diet first, then the anti inflammatory diet as well. It took a little time to figure out my trigger foods. Stress is a Hugh factor I have found. I take the over the counter anti diarrhea pills when in doubt. Have them with me at all times. A heating pad is my friend.