Hi! I’m new to this forum, but have a couple of tips to share. I get “attacks” with pain, diarrhea and constipation and my guts feel like a snake writhing around that can last for days. After years of feeling at the mercy of my IBS, I’ve found a couple of strategies that help put me in control. When symptoms begin to creep up, I drink tea made of peppermint and fennel. It slows down the cramps and diarrhea. My second go-to is my heating pad. Between the two, my belly is soothed, cramps recede and my intestines stop rumbling.