I have seen some other topics regarding this on this forum, but I keep getting an error msg when I try to reply to these topics, so I'll just start a new one.I had to have FMLA paperwork put through at work because of my IBS (I'm new to the forum; background is I'm 28 years old, have had IBS since I was 15). I work at a non-profit's call center, so as you can imagine, getting stuck on the phone with a caller and not being able to run to the bathroom is a major source of anxiety & the main reason I call in at the slightest sign of a problem. However, I feel like my direct supervisor needs to know more about my condition (usually the HR Dept knows the chronic condition but it's my understanding no one else does) so she can know why it's so often. I also feel like folks don't take IBS seriously...like they feel it's something individuals self-diagnose when they had bad diarrhea just one or two days. Little do they know it's a very real, chronic condition that invades your life.So, talk to the supervisor? And how to make people understand this is a serious condition?Cheers.-A.