So we all know that stress is a major factor with flare ups. This was really apparent last week. I have huge complications following eye surgery. My stomach immediately cramped and I was so nauseous to the point of not being able to eat. I had to force down a biscuit when taking medication and just had to lie in bed all day. Since I have made slight progress with my sight my ibs is settling. I tried deep breathing techniques and meditation but my stomach wasn't having any of it. I lost 7lbs in a week which I didn't need to lose. I'm not sure how to calm my stomach without the actual stress being taken away. A very tough week with the surgery so I could really do without the ibs symptoms making me feel so ill.