I'm 26 years old and have been suffering from IBS regularly for about 10 years. Even as a child though, every anxiety went right to my belly. I am so thankful to have found this discussion group because for a long time I have felt very alone in my suffering. My husband is very supportive and wishes that he could help me but is as confused as I am about what happens to my body. I, like others have mentioned, don't want to leave the house any more and feel very depressed. I am so tired of feeling sick. If it's not D it's C or nausia. It's always something and people are really starting to notice. Add to these problems the regular colds everyone gets and I look like a hypochondriac. I used to be critical of people who were always complaining about some physical problem and now it's me! I know this is long but I just want to express how happy I am that I have a place to go where people really understand! I am trying to have a child and I wonder how one can function as a good mother with IBS. I am afraid of the attacks and having someone to take care of during them. Any thoughts?