I stumbled upon this site while searching for work ideas. I’ve been a stay at home mom for many, many years and basically need an entry level job. However, I didn’t realize how bad my IBS had gotten. I’ve always just lived with it. I’ve had a colonoscopy two years ago because of symptoms and IBS was just the doctors’ answer via process of elimination. I was relieved that I didn’t have diverticular disease. I had my gallbladder removed last year and it seems to have made my IBS worse, in some ways. The onset of my IBS-D moments are a lot more swift after a trigger. When I started looking for work, I started trying to put my bowel on a schedule, so to speak. I realized how out of control it had gotten. How in the world does anyone work with this?! I’ve started fasting for hours and hours, daily, and still can’t seem to get a handle on it. I don’t feel like I can talk to anyone about it, really. It’s not something I want to have an in-depth conversation with my husband about. One of my daughters has Crohn's Disease and she does understand. I need to be able to work! I see many people here are prescribed medications. My doctor didn’t even attempt a conversation about meds. I live in the US. I’ve been trying to go the natural route. Does anyone have ideas for working? Working from home? I need to take classes or something,I think. I’m searching for a direction. Am I relegated to taking oodles of pepto bismal tablets daily? I wanted to be a preschool teacher and I just don’t see how that will work with me running to the bathroom. I feel hopeless...and really peeved.