hello friends. i am delighted to be a new member here and read everyones stories that are calmingly and unfortunately similar. i am 24 and have had ibs since the age of 11. in the past years it has gotten worse, and although the C stays pretty consistant, when i have a really bad bought i get swollen..everywhere. my thyroid glands, my fingers, ankles, the glands in my inner thighs, my face even swells sometimes. does anyone else experience this or have any of you even heard of something like this? confused and thankful for help.