I am 29. Anxious, Type A Personality. I've had stomach issues for about 11 years. My mother has the same issues. I've had "accidents" throughout my life that exacerbate my anxiety about my IBS symptoms. Currently, I am struggling with my anxiety about pooping my pants in my car. I keep adult diapers in the car. I do think a lot of my problems are completely driven from my anxiety. Just the thought of having the diaper in the car makes me feel more in control of my issues. I am extremely social and have anxiety about going in the car with other people, taking cabs, flights, etc. I often mask my symptoms with Imodium. I refuse to let this ruin and control my life. I have to work everyday at not letting my anxiety ruin me. When things get out of control, I find that healthy life style choices help:: eating healthy, sleeping, exercising, minimizing caffeine and alcohol really helps. I also think cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety is key. I urge you to fight through your issues. You have one life to live. Make it count, people! You've got this!