Hey All -I'm new and have been watching for a while and decided to voice my persoanl anxiety and expereinces. First a little history...I have had IBS-like symptoms, off and on, for the last 10 years. I flared up during my wifes pregnancies with our two boys, some during college, and then when my father passed a few years ago. Those episodes lasted several weeks to several months - however, they seemed to go away on their own.However, about 6 months ago it started again. Smptoms: rabbit-like BMS, abdominal pains (lower left, and up high), gas (all the time). This time it wont stop. I have some good days, but at least 2-3 bad days per week. How oftern does everybody elese suffer ? It's not unbearable, but just darn annoying. Mine is the D-type as I have several small-BM's a day. Notice a great deal of mucous from time to time as well - is this bad ??I worry sometimes about a mis diagnosis? My doctor has told me on several occassions that its classic IBS. Are their any alarms signs to watch that would indicate cancer ?? I have never had blood, can run (and do run) about 6 miles a day (no problems with fatigue), and my wieght goes up, instead of down.However, I am, what my wife calls, a excessive worry wart. I worry about big things and small; it doesnt matter. I often find things to worry about when I find myself not worrying - if this makes sense. This is all really starting to get the best of me. I have tried fiber supplements in different forms but they just seem to give me more gas and the runs.If this is going to be a life-long thing (I am 36) how can I learn to cope. I does help knowing there are others since I dont like to talk about this to my family.Any words of wisdom, similar stories, or other help would be greatly appreciated.