Hello all,I am so incredibly happy to have found this site. I am in my mid twenties and have been suffering from IBS since I was about 14 years old. I have been to a gastroenterologist twice where I was diagnosed with IBS and given a handout educating me on what foods to avoid/eat. This doctor told me he didn't want to do anything invasive and based on my complaints he believed I was suffering from IBS. I have also been to my primary doctor and have gone on prescription medicine to help with the horrific colon spasms and to stop diarrhea. In addition, I also tried Paxil for a short period of time. Nothing seems to help in the long run. I will go through two weeks being OK then I'll have an episode (or something along these lines). This issue controls every aspect of my life and relationships. In fairness, my diet (being a college student and always on the run) has not always been healthy. I tried earlier last month to cut out all the bad food and eat healthy for about a month- still suffered. Since last week I have been home with diarrhea which had red blood twice in it. I started an ultra bland diet and donnatal as per my doctor. Unfortunately, the diarrhea did not stop which is not usual for me. My doctor did blood work which only showed that I was slightly anemic. I'm waiting on the results from a stool sample I brought to the lab. The doctor mentioned that maybe it was ecoli or a bacterial infection. I have been doing research online (without trying to lose my mind-thanks WebMD!) and looking into IBD, Crohn's disease, etc. I do have a history of anemia. I'm wondering if maybe I have been misdiagnosed and my body is really beginning to #### out (excuse the pun) on me. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or answers when it came to their diagnosis (and if it was the right one). THANK YOU!