Hi!I am 25 years old and I have been an IBS sufferer for almost 4 years now. I have constipation, gas, pain, cramps, fatigue. All wonderful symptoms. I am not bad looking, but I have always been shy and insecure. Last summer I started dating a girl (she is a model) and everything was fine 'till, of course, we became close and started spending a lot of time together. She never admitted, but I know that a big reason for her leaving me was my IBS. I was often irritable and depressed. She wanted to understand me, but it is interesting that people actually rarely understand when it really matters. They can't perceive, because they don't know. And that is really frustrating. I became even more insecure, which is awful. She wanted to go to restaurants. Restaurants are my worst nightmares. She wanted to travel. I am so afraid of travelling because of my IBS, I feel like an invalid. She wanted to drink, I couldn't drink. Gosh,...in her case even I would leave myself; I don't blame her.I am so depressed and worried. I am afraid that I will never find anybody who will understand me. Is there anybody out there with similar experiences? Is there a cure for this? I am so afraid to go on a date now. What is the soulution - closing yourself in your basement and never leaving your place? This IBS is so annoying. The pain under my right rib is so frustrating. Grrr... This IBS never lets you be free, it confines you, it makes you aware of your own corporeality. It is the abject in your own body, the abject that reminds you of death.This is very depressing, isn't it? Help!