Community·Posted on Aug 24, 2017What Are Your Tips For Dealing With IBS?Because it really can cause a shit ton of issues. (Sorry.)by Shannon RosenbergBuzzFeed News ReporterFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Irritable bowel syndrome can be debilitating and seriously affect the way someone lives their everyday life. Universal Pictures / Via memes.com Some common symptoms of IBS include cramping, gas, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and constipation. And there is no way to cure it per se, which means you have to learn how to manage the symptoms to the best of your ability. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FOX / Via rebloggy.com That's why we want to know what tips/hacks you use to make living with IBS a little less ~unpredictable~. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF New Line Cinema / Via mrwgifs.com Maybe there are certain over-the-counter meds that you take before (or after) every meal to avoid an unhappy digestive tract. FOX / Via popkey.co Because we all know how that ends. Or you have a specific eating pattern/schedule that helps your bowels stay a little bit more ~regular~. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF New Line Cinema / Via zeldaandscout.com Breakfast at 8 a.m. ✔️ Coffee at 9 a.m. ✔️ Bathroom at 9:30 a.m. ✔️ Perhaps you make sure to know where every public bathroom is ahead of time, wherever you go. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Xifaxan / Via tenor.com It takes minimal effort and will probably end up being INCREDIBLY worth it. Or you've got specific date-night spots that are guaranteed to have ~safe~ menu options for you and your irritable bowel. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BRAVO / Via wifflegif.com Um, I'll take the dish that won't send me to the bathroom for two hours. Maybe you always carry napkins and paper towels on you just in case a public restroom runs out of toilet paper. quickmeme.com Literally, the stuff of nightmares. Or maybe there's a routine you have (things you say to yourself, positions you sit in, etc.) that really helps you conjure the willpower to hold it in until you make it to the next restroom. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via tenor.com Gravity is the enemy. So we want to know: what things really make the difference in helping you deal with your IBS symptoms? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF memecrunch.com Tell us in the dropbox below and your answer could appear in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post or video.