I think this board is wonderful.IBS is a huge problem, as we all know. I want to know why the media does not focus much attention on it. Surely, if people were made aware of it, life would be much simpler.And we could get more help from the government and employers, etc...It is really difficult to explain if you don't suffer from it. A family member of mine was always criticising me for being sick, and just exaggerating. Unfortunately, she also developed IBS, and is now very sympathetic.Maybe we should start an IBS awareness campaign.But, then again, how many people want to share their bowel habits with the world?