Hi I'm a 25 year old bloke, had IBS since school I think due to being very bad at it and under a lot of pressure to get good grades that I never got. Their have been times when IBS has been very mild and hadn't effected me but now I'm getting older It seems to get worse and it must be all in my head because when I'm out drinking alcohol the symptoms are pretty much gone or tbh if I'm absolutely trashed I dnt care if I'm running to the toilet therefore it goes away and I dnt feel the painful cramps or anything else on a hang over I actually feel better than I would normally lol it's strange that what's an absolute hell for normal people is a complete breeze for me. It's asif I have to escape from my own brain because it makes me so bloody ill. Atm though I'm rushing to the toilet when ever I eat which is scary cos I'm terrified of losing my job over this literally the moment break times finishes I'm rushing to the toilet and everyone starts talking saying what the hell you'v just had break whats wrong with u? and that's where the guilt is. Theirs so many people that laugh and find it hilarious cos they dnt know that behind all the smiles I'm in a lot of pain. I'v tried dieting and Aloe Vera, seeing a Dr but yet again nothing works I'm willing to try Linseed. Very few of my friends no I have IBS but when people ask if I have it I just say well of course I do and their like really? I say yeah am not gna shout about though am I. It is embarrassing but u just gta go with it sometimes I'm lucky I'm a pretty laid back type of dude. I just thought I'd post this to tell everyone on here that ur not alone and IBS is nothing to be ashamed of.