I posted on the regular BB, but everyone here seems to be talking more about my main problem. I hereby admit that one of the main causes of my IBS-D is stress/anxiety. I internalize it & it manifests itself in my ibs symptoms. (chronic D & TERRIBLE painful spasms) My Dr. absolutely refuses to even consider an anxiety drug like xanax. He has prescribed Elavil, which I haven't taken yet. Is Elavil for anxiety, or just depression? I just don't want to take something I don't need. Also, I am new to the tapes I have been reading about. Should I consider the IBS tapes or the anxiety tapes? Are they the same thing, or different?I am sooooooo desperate at this point!!!!!!