Hi, I am new to the site. I've been doing some reading around here lately and thought I'd join. I'll breifly share my story. I am a 22 year old female. I have suffered from IBS-C for years now... ever since I was a child. In high school, things began to get worse. By sophomore year of college things were awful. I could go 2 weeks without having a BM. I was always uncomfortable and severley bloated. All the symptoms and feelings other members on this site have described. You name the drug, I've been on it and it doesn't help. Last December, I went to see a specialist... started undergoing pelvic floor rehabilitation for 6 weeks. It helped, but didn't make it "all better." Howeve, as of Tuesday, things have taken a major turn. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis as well as IBS-C (I did not know that was even possible.) So my main reason for joining is to hopefully gather some support/insight (because I'm feeling like I've received a life sentence with this new diagnosis) and share whatever knowledge I can with others in hopes that it might help them.