Just joined to see if it will help reading how everyone deals with their IBS. I am 23 and was diagnosed with IBS 5 months ago which was triggered by bad sickness which has left me with a dairy allergy. I've had to change my diet so much and stress is a major trigger. I recently went to the doctor who said I've now got anxiety which obviously doesn't help. My symptoms include constipation, diarrhoea, stomach cramps and bloating and nausea. When I get pains it makes me panic as I worry in case it is something else. I've had blood tests and my doctor has told me a million times that it is IBS but I'm really struggling with it and I feel that I'm not coping with this condition. Does anyone have any advice?