I am male and have been totally frustrated with IBS(D)for more than 4 years.1) Loss of job/security/put on disability2) MD's just throw up their hands and conclude it's all in your head.3) Even UNC GI unit gave me the run around.First diagnosing it as IBS then rejecting me for a study because it "wasn't" IBS.Then later dumping me all together.The one MD who had some interest concluded that codeine would be of some help. It reduced frequency from over 10 times/day to about 4. However, this MD left the practice.No other doctor in the area wants to continue. I am back to ground zero.The full list of medications on the BBS were tried (except those which apply only to constipation and those unavailable in US).Warning. Antidepressants can be particularly devistating. The can eliminate your ability to have sex, your ability to sleep and "side effect" you to death. To some MD's, this is an acceptable "treatment". I think they are crazy to think so. How do we get MD's to:1) Pay attention and really try to help 2) Realize that it is "life threatening" when it turns us into recluses who can't support themselves.They seem to expect us to just disappear into the wallpaper and/or kill ourselves. Anything to get us out of their offices.What to do?