Hi All, I am in my early 20's, dx with IBS about 2 years ago. I'm pretty sure it came on after a trip to Egypt, I got sick upon my return, was fine for a few weeks, then got sick again and have never been the same. I mostly alternate between c and d, with the d being what bothers me the most. I have yet to find something that works well (or even a little), and I'm about ready to jump off a cliff because of it. I'm supposed to be starting law school next year and I just don't know how to do it unless my health improves. The IBS has given me anxiety problems, which definitely now exacerbate my symptoms (anxiety=d for me), and this is really getting me down too. I don't have health insurance either so my options are limited to whatever is relatively affordable.So far I've tried:imodium-works to stop d quickly but then i cycle back to c, so i don't like taking it if necessary. also only really helps after the problems have already starteddesipramine-an antidepressant my doc first prescribed, in very low doses, sort of helped with slowing down my digestion but sometimes slowed it down too much. i stopped taking it because i felt it wasn't giving me enough benefitgluten free- I've been gluten free for about 45 days, it hasn't helped one bit. I was tested negative for celiac a while ago but I thought I'd try it anyways. unfortunately lately i feel like my symptoms are even somewhat worse. I just cut sugar out of my diet a few days ago.I am seeing my GI doctor next week and was wondering if anyone could suggest some other things I might try / ask about. Hypnotherapy, CBT? Other medications? Anti anxiety drugs? Should I try cutting corn, soy, and all dairy/casein out for 2 weeks each to see if that helps?? Any and all suggestions welcome. I've had tests for celiac, a sigmoidoscopy, an upper GI barium test, parasite testing...the only thing abnormal that ever showed up were some WBCs in one of my parasite tests a long time ago.I'm really at the end of my rope and feeling really depressing about this whole situation. I can't function the way I want to and it's killing me.