Frustration at apparent indifference of doctors is common. In reality, they don't know what to do except offer anti-depressants which can be helpful for some. Otherwise, having done the usual tests to rule out more sinister causes, they are helpless. Stress and anxiety plays such a big part that it is easy to feel patronised and angry at the lack of help. Unfortunately, after a lifetime of IBS the vicious circle becomes so entrenched that it is hard to know which comes first. Therapies like CBT might help, but the waiting list is too long to be practical at my age. I have heard there is an online therapy called "Fearfighter" which can only be obtained through a GP, and I am going to ask about it. I have tried everything else - none of the diets work for very long. The constant misery and apprehension just make life so hard.