So I'm (relatively- diagnosed 6 months ago but been like this since I was 11) new to all this but IBS seems to be ruining my life. I'm set off at random points almost every day. I try to go out, do errends, see friends etc. and almost every time I have to leave early because of it. I'm still in school full time (GCSE's) and this has made everything so much worse. Lots of the time I can't be in school. I'm missing too many lessons vital to my education and my exams (which I'm terrified I won't be able to do because of the pain or the constant diarrhoea) . I can't exercise without having to stop after 10 mins to go find a toilet. I can't eat without thinking if it's safe, if I can eat it or if I just have to be prepared for a day of extreme pain. Forget about braving through a period like a normal woman, it makes the IBS worse and then the IBS makes the period worse like a frickin game of table tennis. Apparently now i have anxiety which just makes it a hell of a lot worse. I can't talk to people about it because they just don't know how to respond. The title says it all. Any help would be greatly appreciated.