I have had IBS since I was a child. The last 6 months it has gotten much worse so I was back to the doctors and all the tests and they said I have IBS and colitis. My gastrointerologist put me on Librax and Lomitol. My internist put me on Zoloft to help me with the anxiety of never knowing when the IBS will start up. I have been on Zoloft for 3 weeks now and I do not feel any different. Has this happened to anyone else? Does it help. The anxiety itself can be very limiting. I work full time and I take all kinds of medicines in the morning to get there. But on days I have choices about leaving the house, I sometimes can't do it because of fear of having IBS kick in. It sure is difficult living with this illness. It effects every aspect of your life. I found out that if I stay away from milk products it helps. Thank you everyone for listening. I just discovered this website yesterday and it has already helped me so much. I do not feel so alone. There are others out there like me. Sometimes even when people say they understand, (even my family), I know they don't. But I know you guys do so thanks again.