I`m just reading Prof Whorwell`s "Take Control of your IBS" and finding it interesting but disagree strongly with his statement that IBS usually improves with age. That certainly isn`t my experience. I`m now 60 and worse than I`ve ever been. Perhaps doctors assume older people don`t suffer because we don`t go to the doctors. In fact, we haven`t got better - we just can`t see any point in going to the doctor any more because we have tried everything they have to offer and it hasn`t helped. Perhaps we should start putting them right!