Hi there.I'm 18 and have just been diagnosed with IBS. I went through about 13 months of constant pain and sickness. The doctors refused to do anything about it until I went to a different hospital (go figure). They thought I had Crohn's at first because when I get sick, I get SICK. I can't sleep well anymore, and I'm constantly depressed. I'm in my last year of High School and my college of choice wants to put me in a 2 Bedroom Dorm...no way. It's way too embarrassing. I'm so stressed about that.My main problem, however, is that all the doctor told me was that I have severe IBS. That's it. Wonderful, right? Now what? That was a doctor that wasn't my family doctor though...but still..couldn't he have given me something? All I have is Dicetal from about 8 months ago when they put me on it. It never did anything. It still isn't. I have an appointment with my family doctor on Thursday, and I really hope he does something. For the past few months, everytime, and I mean everytime, I bleed when I go to the bathroom. Whether it's diarhea or I'm a little constipated. And it's scary when I have diarhea and I have a toilet full of blood. I've told numerous doctors of this and nobody has answered my questions. What could it be? This is so hard for me because I'm still in High School. I feel like I barely have a life because I get sick so often and can't even go out to eat with all my friends. I see all of you talking about types C and D. I have no idea what that means, and I think that a doctor should have explained it to me. I don't know what to do. I'm completely lost. Please help me!