Wow... I was freaked out... now I'm even more I must admit after ready so much on this forum.. I am newly diagnosed with IBS, I've been stuck in bed for just over 3 weeks and have gone through too many tests to count. My friends have been very understanding and my University has granted me the leave (at any rate, I'm not sure how in the world I'll finnish my term with decent grades.) How do you cope with IBS? The pain? The days you can't get out of bed because of the symptoms? I'm a Canadian studying in China and the environement doesn't make my situation any easier... I'm worried that I'll end up going back home sooner than planned (4 and a half years sooner that is...) Any-one else studying abroad? How do you guys cope with classes and the pain?