Hi all! I'm a newbie on posting (my first one!) but have been lurking for years. First I just want to tell you that without even knowing it, you all have been a great support system for me. When I first found this site I was so relieved that there were other people out there that really did understand what I was going through. Just that knowledge helped. Not to mention Caltrate, which is a Godsend. So thank you all!I do have a question though. I was wondering if your symptoms have improved, worsened, or stayed the same as you aged. I would really like to eventually teach finance at a college but with my D I know that is not an option right now (unless I want to be running out of the classroom every couple of minutes!) My dad has a much milder form of IBS but did say his improved as he aged so I'm hoping that's true for me and I will eventually be able to teach. I would really appreciate feedback from anyone on this subject. Thank you!