Hi, I'm a 23 yr old female, I have had I.B.S for almost 3 yrs now, its diarrhea dominant and I feel like there is no sense in living. Sorry, just how I feel, its ruining my life.My Doc is no help, my mother thinks its all in my head, dad, my sister and my boyfriend, who I have lived with for almost 4 yrs, try to understand but don't.So I have two questions actually, #1 I seem to live on Imodium, I did read that it is okay to use but I have to use it so much that it really doesn't work anymore unless I take 4 extra strength tabs. It really scares me, because I wonder if I am doing my guts more harm than good but in order to live my life I have to. I have tried eating differently, it doesn't really help unless I eat almost nothing, then my stomach doesn't act up. Any one know of anything I could take instead of Imodium?#2 This really affects my working life, I haven't had a job for a long time now but have to get a job because my boyfriend will support me but if I want to keep my horses I have to get a job so I can support them. What I want to know is: is I.B.S classed as a disability? To me it is. It affects me mainly in the morning, and yeah, I think you guys understand what I am trying to say! Any help is greatly appreciated!!!