hi, i just joined the forumi'm 24 years old and i've had ibs for as long as i can remember. it started when i was in elementary school with really bad constipation and stomach cramps and hasn't stopped since. recently, it's gotten a lot worse (tingling stomach-almost feels like something is crawling and scratching in there, stomach pain around the bellybutton-it almost feels like knots all across the line around my bellybutton, already bad constipation getting worse, headaches, plus some diarrhea, getting weird red spots on my chest, stomach spasms, headaches, bumps on my arms, white spots on skin if anyone else has that, and throwing up because i get so "backed up") so i decided to join the forum because im tired of dealing with this in private, even though i was diagnosed a child and everyone i've met seems to think ibs is "no big deal" and i'm tired of doctors thinking im crazy and giving me tons of antibiotics, antiparasitic meds, and laxatives that seem to make everything worse and also trying to drink detox teas to make the pain go away. i eat lots of fruits, veggies, and grains and drink water and even do yoga and nothing seems to help. anyway, i look forward to getting to know everyone, and i wish you luck in curing your tummy troubles!