hey,a general question for everybody...do any of you guys tell your friends about IBS and your situation? personally, i haven't told any of my friends, and i pretty much hide it so i don't think any of them have any idea. it helps that in my dorm i have a single room and can have my privacy. but i was thinking about trying to explain it to some people, at least some close friends. it's something you're kinda scared to do, but once you do it, it's probably more liberating in the long run. coming out of the closet...about your bowels. what fun.well, i was just wondering. cause sometimes IBS overwhelms me, and i feel like i can't even finish university with it. plus it's just like, what's wrong with me?!?? but other times, such as when i hear about someone in my family who's gotten sick with something much more serious (e.g. cancer), it makes me feel like my problems are so trivial, and why am i putting forth so much effort to hide them from my friends??