I was diagnosed with IBS a couple months ago, but in retrospect have had symptoms my whole life. Ive been going to our family dr for several years now. I saw him this last week on a really bad flare up- he completely dismissed me. He told me my stomach issues were bc of some sort of emotional issues I was having- I am otherwise very happy in my life, I dont feel depressed or anxious thanks to the antidepressants he perscribed me when I was first diagnosed with IBS, but now he is trying to up the antidpressants, add another one, and send me to counseling. Im so confused. I know IBS has links to stress, but I exercise regularly and do a pretty good job of handling my stress level. He has given me nothing for the stomach pain. I hurt all the time and am missing a lot of work and social events because of it. Im at my witts end here. I burst into tears in his office at how he made me feel. Has anyone else had this sort of problem? Im going to see another doctor, that is for sure, but Im scared now of being not taken seriously and dismissed again. I just need some support and know Im not alone.