Hi everyone- I don't post here often and probably won't get replies but I feel just about at the end at the moment. My ibs seems to be worse than ever at the moment and symptoms are changing. Maybe my age- I'm 46 next month. I seem to be getting a lot more gas and nausea lately which makes me scared to go out as I never know what's coming. I'm also getting per-menopausal symptoms I think and when my ibs kicks in I get terrible hot and cold sweats. I can't plan anything- you know what I mean- take yesterday I didn't feel too bad and then today I wake with horrendous migraine attack and nausea and waste the whole day. The only thing I attend regularly are my drama classes which I love but it seems that every week lately I feel terrible. It makes me mad and frusrated as no way do I want to give up but I feel so weak and sick lately. Every week it seems I'm ill. I had a stomach bug last week that knocked me sideways followed by a cold and then today a migraine. I really want to give up some days. How on earth do you all keep going? I seem to have no coping skills at all and just want to die if things don't improve. I just want to lead a busy full life- go to work, the gym etc and not spend my time with a hot water bottle on my stomach watching telly. Can anyone offer any words please?