Just a little update for Mike NoLomotil and everyone else who was so kind a month ago when I left my husband. Well, the split is definite, I have no regrets at all. Coming back to my mum's was hard, but definitely the best thing under the circumstances. I'm still off work, as I began to have severe anxiety problems, including a lot of bad panic attacks, so I'm now on anti-depressants (cipramil), beta-blockers (propranolol) and imodium. I seem to have the IBS under control, and have only had one or 2 bad attacks (still not as bad as when I first had IBS - I'm definitely better at controlling attacks). I'm also using rescue remedy - a godsend!Thanks for all the advice, keep in touch. I've now got my own PC (The last one was shared with Jon), so I can post again. Love to you all, Lisa.------------------"We're all lying in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars"