Hi,I am a 14 year old girl and I suffer from IBS-A. My parents don't seem to understand what I'm going through and I don't know what to do. My medications have recently stopped working and my doctor at the children's hospital close to where I live wants to do another colonoscopy and endoscopy procedure in the end of June 2010. I have already had one of these and I'm scared to have another one. The regular hospital that I had my first procedure done at had a good doctor but I had bad experiences. The nurses had trouble getting my IV in for the anesthesia. Plus, we had also heard that I would be under a mild sedative. Not anesthesia, just a sedative. Later we found out that I would be under anesthesia. For the IV, I had to be poked 5 times in the hand, once on my forearm, once on my wrist below the palm of my hand, once on the inside of my elbow, and then in my hand again. I had to be poked about nine times until they got the IV in. I had bandages all over me when I left that day. I'm so scared. I also feel kind of out of place in my school. Everyone else can do everything and when I'm absent (which I have been absent for over 2 months this year) I miss out on SO much! I just want to feel normal. I also feel like my parents don't understand what I'm going through. My dad is always at his job and he's never home. My mom...well...she just doesn't know how I feel. She's admitted it and so did my dad. Does anyone know what to do? PLEASE help me if you can! I want to get through this pain!