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I was just wondering if anyone else is a college student....I am taking 18 hours and I have to miss class and leave class alot due to the IBS. Has it affected anyone else like this? I was even given preferred parking due to my IBS.....
 

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actually, I was hoping to hear some experiences from a older adult....(I am 30 and mother of 3). I figured there probably wouldn't be that many people not just out of high school in college. But, I thought I would give it a try...
 

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i'm actually *kinda* old, i'm 25. of course, in the "real world" i'm still very much a young adult, but on the other side of it, i'm probably easily the oldest undergrad at my school.i'm sure there are a handful of ibs'ers on here who are later-on college students, the trick is tracking them down.would *I* be helpful to you in some way? on the one hand, my mindset has been on college and nothing much else since high school (though i wasn't always *in* college continuously, due to ibs, classroom-anxiety, and all those issues). so i still have a rather "college guy" mindset for a 25 year-old.on the other hand, though, i've been through about 7-8 years of all kinds of college experiences and have surely picked up on a lot of things that the typical college kid wouldn't.anyway, feel free to share your thoughts/questions....methical
 

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I am a perpetual college student no longer in my 20s. I don't have to leave class a whole lot, but at least once during my three hour class. I finally recognized that I have a fear of not only people hearing my gut, but also of people seeing me leave for the bathroom. So what I've done is make myself go the bathroom one each class even if I don't necessary need to go urgently. It's made me get over thinking what other people think and it's allowed me to be confident that I can leave the room when the time is right.By the way, most of my classmates are younger than I, which seems to make it harder.
 
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