I've had IBS for three years now and I thought it was getting better. I used to get really bad episodes last year and it seemed like nothing was helping. I had every single test that they could do, done. It was horrible my grades slipped and I got really depressed. The medication my doctor gave me, Lotronex, worked great. When they took it off nothing worked anymore. I went into a huge recession abotu two weeks ago. I have loose bowel movements that are often painful and hard to predict, nausea, cramping and pain all the time throughout the day, headaches, and now I'm really depressed. I can't go to school becuase I'm in too much pain, and the things I love to do I can't do anymore becuase I can't be out for more than a half an hour without sharp pain in my intestines. It's horrible. This thing has taken over my life. The doctors say it should go away, but when. It's been three years and it hasn't gotten any better. On top of that my grades dropped from so many absenses and I have to apply for college later this year. I have been to a therapist and that didn't help. I don't know what else to do. I want my life back.