It's sure nice to know that I'm not the only person suffering from this disease. I'm amazed that there are so many people! I'm basically housebound all the time which means I have no life. I suffer from anxiety attacks, too. However, if I'm having a day when I think I can go out for a little while I start into anxiety and my stomach start rumbling. I have such a phobia about using public bathrooms...the think is that once the ibs kicks in I'm not sure I can even make it from the bathroom to the car and back home. I haven't seen this mentioned on the boards...so I was wondering if other are dealing with this kind of thing. My dh and kids have just learned that some days I'm good and some I'm not so good and they have dealt with me wonderfully. However, my brothers and sil think I'm crazy and don't bother with me much anymore. That's what I was wondering about...the public bathroom thing. Thanks.