I've been suffering IBS (constipation) since I was born. I am now 17 years old and it is much worse than when i was a child. I feel like I can't be a normal teenager. My IBS stops me from doing things I want to do just because it makes me feel horrible and sick. I can't eat junk like most kids my age would...but I do it anyway and of coarse I feel horrible afterwards and the pain starts to kick in. I feel alone with my problem and also feel like nothing I do will help it.I usually just use laxatives to get relief or stool softeners.