Hello,I'm new to the forum. So glad I found it. I'm a female, 23 and I've been suffering for about 4 years now from IBS... at least that's as far back as I can remember having such a terrible time, although I was very consipated as a child. I seem to have a slightly different case with my IBS... i have neither constipation nor diarrhea, which i guess is a good thing. The worst problems for me are the transition time, which is next to nothing. As soon as I get the urge to go, I practically have to run to the nearest washroom and the pain is intense until I go.Plus, I often go around 3 times a day. Sometimes up to 6 or 7 if i'm really stressed or having a bad stomach day. I was reading a few of the posts and I can really identify with people here...I too generally try to drive myself places so that I can pull over if I need to lol. I find this a really embarassing and difficult way to live life. I am especially frustrated because I am a student teacher and I can't be going to the washroom any time I need to. Does anyone else find the mornings to be the worst? Are there any tips you can share with me? I dont' know what to do anymore. I tried three medications and nothing worked. I think my symptoms have become 'severe' in the last few years. Please help.