Hi everyone, I am new here. I have had IBS for a long time with an unofficial diagnose by a primary care doctor. My symptoms were not that bad and within a week I was back to normal. Now things are very different. I lost my home last year due to foreclosure. We bought a house we couldn't afford and the job my husband was going to get didn't happen. We fought for a year and I felt anxiety like you would feel if someone you know was in the hospital dying. It was that bad and it lasted about 8 months. During the end of that time my marriage starting having huge problems. A lot of underlying issues we have we brought to the service. We are in marriage counseling now and although we have made huge progress we are not out of danger yet. Now my IBS is out of control. I finally went to the doctor who ran some blood test to start. Those are fine and I finally see a nutritionist on Tuesday. My question is at 40 years of age and stress being the factor that started it, should I ask for a GI doc fist? My insurance is not an issue. They will partly cover most anything. Am I wasting time by dealing with food issues when this could be medical like an ulcer? Any and all thoughts will help.