Hey guys. I just joined this site with hopes on learning about IBS. I'm a 24 y/o guy just trying to live my life with what I've been dealt. Sorry in advance for me telling alittle about myself. I'm a homebody now because of IBS although I do have my fair share of good days and can venture out into the world worry free. I've had these symptoms for a few years now and only recently did I go talk to a doctor about it. I do have anxiety which doesn't help with anything but when I can manage to keep my nerves in check, I can have a good time. I guess like some tho, IBS does dictate my schedule. It affects my social and work life. Some friends know of my condition and are understanding to it and luckily my boss and few (2) co-workers can joke about it... alittle. If anyone else out there feels the way I do, which I'm assuming you do or have, I feel like I'm the only one who has it. My mom also has it but after years of patience she, for the most part, is able to keep everything under control. I may not post too often but I will be poking around and hopefully learning things from other people and how to go about daily life living with IBS.