i was diagnosed with ibs when i was 19 years old. i am 25 now over the years my symptoms have become even more severe. i am no longer able to leave my home or even work. i have been on every ,medication and diet under the sun with little to no relief. the only relief i had was when i was in a clinical trial for "rifaxamin" i was symptom free for 3 weeks without medication or diet alterations, only for my symptoms to return. i have been heavily tested and studied by some of the best doctors on the east coast, and they have no answers i live with ibs every single minute of my life in the most severe ways. if there is anyone who reads this and is in the same situation i am i would really love to hear from you.