Hi, I would just like to share what I've been going through right now. And I also have a few questions that hopefully I could get an answer..It's been months already or maybe it's been almost a year since I started suffering from IBS. When I didn't know anything about IBS, I thought there was something wrong with what I'm eating or that I might have a hemorrhoid that could be causing my irregular bowel movement. I've never had problems before. Usually, I'd go to the toilet every morning and I'd go and have a normal stool and I'd be okay throughout the day... But then a few months ago, I noticed I was having difficulty with trying to go every morning. It's either I'm constipated or that my stool is too soft. Either way it's difficult to pass and it comes out in small portions. And sometimes I feel like not all of it came out... But my major problem is, I always get diarrhea when I leave my house. But when I am at home, I don't even get diarrhea at all. Even if I eat a LOT and eat all the dairies I want, I wouldn't even be bothered and going to the toilet won't even cross my mind. So I really think that my IBS is psychologically triggered. Like when I know that I am out of the house and I am away from the comfort of my own toilet, I get nervous and scared and then my diarrhea would be triggered.At first, I only get nervous about eating when I am not at home. Because that's how I usually end up having diarrhea. Like I have to immediately go to the toilet after I ate. So what I did before was I tried not to eat too much or sometimes I don't eat at all cos I'm scared it would trigger my diarrhea. But lately, it's much worse. Even if I don't eat, I still end up getting nervous and have diarrhea when I'm out of the house... No matter what I do, even if I try not to think about it. When I'm away from home, I still get it. And it's so difficult going through this each day. So, what has happened to me lately is I've been trying to avoid going out. I haven't been really enjoying what I used to enjoy before. Because I am afraid of my IBS. I used to enjoy traveling a lot but now, I can't even do it. Just thinking about it gives me anxiety already. I really would like to get over this. It has been controlling my life too much. I've been researching and reading about the syndrome and I read from one topic in this forum about an IBS being a mind/gut issue. Do you guys thing that my case is a mind/gut issue? I also read suggestions about hypnotherapy. I would really love to give that a try. I was just wondering, what doctor performs hypnotherapy? A psychiatrist?The thing is, I am from outside the US. Philippines to be particular. And I asked some doctors I know if they know anyone who performs hypnotherapy. Just a while ago I asked a doctor (she is actually a Neuro Development pedia, I think. so I thought she might have an idea or that she might know a doctor) and when I mentioned to her about hypnotherapy, she looked at me like I've just grown two heads. She said she didn't know any hypnotherapist or anyone who performs hypnosis and even said that those who perform those aren't even doctors. I don't even know if she really knew what hypnotherapy is. I just ended up feeling depressed with her reaction. And I'm still not sure where I can find a hypnotherapist from where I live.