Ola_pie I know how you feel. School is so overwhelming when you are dealing with stomach and anxiety issues. The good news is eventually it will pass. It may seem like a slow process but things will get better. I used to dwell on my IBS so much I seemed depressed all the time and could barely go to school. Now I am learning that it doesn't have to rule your life. I used to have a hard time going out because of fear that I would have a flare up and panic. Anxiety is worse to me than IBS itself. Some things that have worked for me is not medications or some quick fix. Building up my self confidence is what has helped me. Read something inspirational. Also just having friends to have fun with or just talking on the phone with helps. Look at the positive things of life and I promise it will help.