Hi allI'm joining this forum after months of problems and wondering if I have IBS.I've always had problems with excess wind and stomach pains which are mostly made worse by stress. These problems have gotten a lot worse in the last few months. I almost constantly have stomach cramps and nausea, especially first thing in the morning. Sometimes the nausea is mixed in with starving hunger which is confusing, because whenever I try to eat breakfast, I feel like I'm going to be sick. It jumps from one extreme to the other. As well as that I often feel as though I need to go to the toilet when I don't.The cramps and wind are affecting my work as well. I work in a small quiet office with one other person which is a nightmare! It's a good job too, easy and well paid, it's just my stomach that is making it unbearable to go in. even if I hold it in, it makes loud embarrassing noises and I just don't know what to do. I drank peppermint tea for a while which helped, but now it doesn't have the same effect as it used to. I've recently tried peppermint oil capsules which have only made me feel more sick and given me heartburn. They have made no difference to wind/digestion. I eat the same foods day in day out, I know which foods trigger a violent reaction and I avoid them like the plague. Despite this, every so often it flares up for no reason whatsoever and it's extremely frustrating to the point that I'm crying before work.I don't really want to go to the doctor because I find it hard to talk face to face about this kind of thing. A couple of years ago I had depression and when I finally got round to seeing someone about it, I blamed the contraceptive pill just because I couldn't explain my feelings.I don't know what I'm looking for here. Confirmation maybe, advice, help tips? Anything please, I don't know what to do.