Yes, it is controlling my life, but I am scared to talk to the doc. It started last Aug. when developed diaherria and after two weeks, they gave me anti biotics which cured it. But since then, things have not gone well, thin stools after a healthy thick one in the morning, bloating, heavy feeling in the rectum. I just ate my all bran cereal and had two hot mugs of water and am bloated already. I cannot seem to eat anything without being bloated. How do you thicken up your stools, because when I have the thin soft ones, I cannot get all of it out and then I don't want to strain. The capsules I take are from the health food store. I only take one after dinner. It has psyllium in it plus other herbs to clean you out and eliminate bugs etc... My doctor told me to stop taking these pills, because I should only have 2 bm's a day, but my system seems to have 3 by lunch and then that's it for the rest of the day. I tend to feel constipated after that, and only sometimes will I have a bm after dinner. I only feel happy if I have a good bm. i don't want to have any horrible testing done, am too scared!