For about three months now I have been dealing with bouts of constipation followed but diarrhea followed by a bowel movements with bloody mucus. The first time it happened I went to the ER and they believed I might have food poisoning and sent me home with lomotil and told me to drink fluids. I have had 5 other occasions this has happened now and I have seen my family practitioner and he believes it is nothing other than IBS from stress. When researching it online, it always says that if there is blood it is not IBS but possibly IBD. He prescribed me to take miralax once a day, which has helped with the pain and constipation quite a bit but I have had one more episode today. I am not sure how I should proceed or if I am just overreacting and it really is IBS, please help!