Hi i'm new to this site (and a very bad speller, so please bear with me) but I have been diagnosed with IBS for about two years now, and probaly suffered from it most of my life, I have found that I can control the pain and phisical effects that ibs brings but the thing I find really hard to deal with is the mental aspects. I find it very hard to control my fears and find it hard even to go out. I have improved on going out in the city where i live but the thought of leaving "home" and going to another town or place, say on a holiday, scares me stupid. I also know that my job is one of the main causes for my ibs due to the stress, but I am so scared of going for another job i feel stuck, I mean what if I have to run out in the middle of an interview (thats if I even get to the interview) what if i get the job and can't make it in on the first day? what if they ask how much time i've had off in my current job!! Has anyone else has these issues or managed to deal with them? Your thought would be much appricated.