i was just diagnosed with ibs and depression and prescribed lexapro! whenever my period comes i feel worse! is that normal with ibs? last month it wasn't bad cause i quite caffeine....but does stress make the ibs worse right before your period? i get these panic attacks and worry but my doc is like i'm fine and it's the depression and the ibs? i can't take the ibs anymore...i know i'm probably being a baby and tons of you out there have been suffering from it for years and me just a few months...but i feel like it's the end of the world. i never knew how important a normal bowel movement is and it scares me that i get episodes of d and c and cramps and i don't know what to do?????