I cant believe I found a site for IBS. This is the best thing that could happen to me. I have had IBS for over 20 years and it has ruined my life. I have had a phobia of going out of the house because I am afraid of the terrible cramps and then of having to go to the bathroom. I have to know where every bathroom is if we go out. I am tired of living this way. The doctor once asked me if the IBS gave me anxiety attacks or the anxiety gave me IBS. It took me along time but I truly believe that the IBS gives me anxiety attacks. I am afraid to eat when we go out incase the I have to leave because of the cramps and I will never go in someone elses car because I dont want to ruin their fun. My husband has been very good about this but we have no real friends and I know it is because of this stupid IBS. If there is something you know that will help please tell me. I am currently on LEVSIN but it gives me dry mouth and sinuses. I get one good week with a regular bowel movement and I am exited I would like to live a normal life.