Hi Guys, First post on here. I know everyone has their own story to tell but I am starting to really stress out about this problem now and I am looking for any ideas. OK, where to begin? I have had IBS-D for 5 years now. At first I had no idea what was going on, but in recent years I have totally changed my diet, read up about the illness tons, have tried various anti spasmodics yet I still feel as though I can't live a normal life. I was working full time in an office but always had to make my hours starting from 12.30pm untill 9pm because the mornings are particularly bad for me. I lost my job a number of months ago now and I am starting to panic about future jobs. Sometimes in the morning I can't go 5 minutes without urgently needing the toilet. I need to try and shake this to get myself a normal job but the illness makes me so nervous to even be in a room sat down with people i don't know, let alone go for another job interview. I find it particularly worse sitting down as I am always worried I might have an accident- which i never have but it always preys on my mind. I am defintely worse when I have an appointment anywhere or even when I am in a room with someone else. The only time I feel 100% sorted is when I am on my own. I eat well, excercise regularly, use anti spasmodics before meals and today I have just bought "SHEN LING BAI ZHU WAN"- A chinese remedy for IBS. I don't know which way to turn. I am a young guy- (24yr) and I just want to start afresh. Has anyone got any ideas for me? I would greatly appreciate any help.