Nicol advised me on another board to post this story. In the late 80's in great britain where I attended medical school we classified IB-Syndrome as Irritable Bowel Disease. To this day my british medical periodicals refer to it as IBD. It shows that a disease, which is an unhealthy condition of the body, does not have to be fully organic in nature. In my final year in med school I had horrible GI symptoms in which a complete workup found nothing and I was told I have Irritable Bowel Disease (Syndrome). One of my so called colleages who by the way was a $#&~*+!, thought this was this was fully self induced and ridiculed not only me but other patients behind their backs. I was popular he was not so one day my friends slipped him a bowel purgative one day (without me knowing)and it knocked him on his rear for a good day. The head of the surgical department found out and commented to him during rounds, well now you know how your patients feel, maybe you can show a little more compassion. He is the only one I have ran across who does not give this disease (syndrome) respect. I was diagnosed with CD 7 months later and since that time have endured 7 surgeries, and am doing well now.