I was hoping that as I get older this situation will get better but now I am not so sure. This IBS is making me angry, anxious, and phobic. I love food but knowing that anything I eat will make me run to the toilet like a criminal running from the cops, makes me hate food. Lately, I have been coming up with so many excuses as to why I don't go out with friends to have lunch or dinner. And I am totally avoiding dating because I don't want to have any accidents if I go out to dinner with a guy. I am even noticing that if I do not eat, my stomach still gets tight and I feel the urge to run. At work I eat breakfast and skip lunch because I don't want my colleagues to see me go to the bathroom so much. I keep losing weight and I already have a thyroid problem so that makes it a double edge sword. I am always hungry, which worsens matters. Immodium helps briefly but I do not want to depend on it. And the last time I took it, I had the stomach cramps from hell. There is no relief to this embarrassing situation. Or is there?