Hi everyone! I have been having problems for a couple of years but I was only diagnosed with IBS 7months ago. Since then it’s only been getting worse and my doctor in the UK hasn’t been able to help me very much. I am taking mebeverine but it feels like it’s a sort of placebo... my life is a nightmare!! I just had to leave my husband’s birthday dinner before even touching the food (after having used the restaurant’s toilette repeatedly, with a queue outside and people knocking at the door while I was in). I went on holiday with a friend and spent every morning 5 hours before being able to leave the hotel and then loved the rest of the day in fear and with frequent episodes. It happens even when I don’t eat, and now I am literally scared to leave the house, even to go to work (which I am not doing). I am working almost everyday remotedly but this is going to change in a few weeks when I’ll have to go to work. It doesn’t matter what I eat and I’ve grown terribly scared and anxious every time I’m outside. Today I took a taxi to go to a doctor appointment as I was scared to take the tube and be trapped (I can not afford to to this). My GP sent a refferal for a dietician but nobody has contacted me yet. I am meant to go on holiday for two weeks to Asia and I am scared to death to even go to the restaurant 4 minutes walking distance from home. I haven’t drunk any alcohol for years, I am gaining weight which has affected my gait to the point of needing physiotherapy. I am desparate and I hate myself and my life.