I am a senior in high school and I really want a career as an officer in the United States Army. The problem is that I don't know if I could make it through boot camp with my IBS. I know it would act up at the worst times and get me in trouble. I wanted to know if anybody else on here either has gone or knows someone with IBS who has gone to boot camp and made it through and how they managed to do it. Is there any type of medecine that would work for 9 weeks just to get me through boot camp. I have tried an OTC medecine called Equalactin- I don't think I took it correctly and I might try it again- I took the reccommended dosage for one day but it didn't seem to do anything, I might try it for two days in a row. Nobody I know seems to understand my problem and I am sure a drill sargeant would not want to deal with it. I REALLY want to be an officer in the army and the main thing stopping me is IBS. It seems that anytime that I cannot get to a bathroom than that is when I have to go. Especially if I am stressed out. Most times it is not diarrea, mostly I get constipated or I just have to go regular but I cannot hold it because it hurts like hell and it bothers me and I worry about it a lot and the more I worry about it the more it bothers me. If I could just take my mind off of it then I think it wouldn't be as bad because during the weekends if I eat right then sometimes it doesn't bother me at all. I always try to eat right for it and stay away from foods that have bothered me in the past. I also eat right because I am into bodybuilding. The mornings is when it bothers me the most I don't know why. Such as during class at school-mainly in the mornings, I have missed my first bell class at least 10 times this year because of it. It is aggrivating me and I am getting ready to cut my intestines out if I don't find something to stop it very soon. So if anybody has any information about anything that would help me to get through boot camp please tell me. Thanks.