It seems that people view the anxiety us with IBS D have for leaving the house as a defect that needsto be cured.I view this "anxiety" as follows:If one goes scuba diving, making sure the air tank is full is absolutely necessary. As humanslacking gills, we need to make sure our support system in this hostile environment is in place.If it isn't, the dive is a no-go. Should we offer the diver antidepressents instead of a full tank of air to cure their "anxiety" for air?Those of us with IBS D are also in a hostile environment which our bodies are not fit for withoutthe necessary support. That support is bathrooms. Lacking them, it is a no go. Call it anxiety, I say it is nothing more than a reflection of the human surviva/self-defensel instinct.. Nobody doubts the need for air when diving. How can we get them to understand the necessityfor bathrooms? The cure for the anxiety is bathrooms (or a cure for D), not antidepressants. It seems to me we are reacting perfectly normally.