I was diagnosed many many years ago with spastic colon. That was way before IBS was a thing. The doctor just told me to try to deal with it. Over the years I have dramatically changed my diet by removing gluten, caffeine, cows milk, nuts, coconut, yeast, chocolate and a lot of other foods- which has helped tremendously as I used to have immediate diarrhea after eating. On the occasions that I have a bowel accident on the way to the bathroom, I feel it is because of something I ate the day before. While it is an improvement over the immediate diarrhea, it still isn’t acceptable. I am finding that squash of any variety needs to be added to my ever growing list of do not eat foods. I try to rotate my food choices and not eat the same foods for three days. I take a probiotic daily at the suggestion of my nutritionist. I have had lots of GI tests which all have been negative. My gynecologist recommended that I do more Kegels last year and will be going to my annual appointment in a couple of months to see if I have made progress. I head to the bathroom as soon as I feel the need but would like to have a little more control on those mornings when my body is a little out of whack.