I'm new to the IBS network but not to IBS. I've been living with it for 10yrs now. I was a junior in high school. It started out as cramping and diarrhea after eating. Through the yrs, I either go months without hardly any problems or I go months not being able to enjoy food. Right now is one of my dark periods that has lasted since last October. I've last weight which isn't good cause I'm a small person anyways. Its bad when people notice the weight loss when you don't really have any weight to really loose. I recently went to a specialist. My colon is fine. The dr so gladly stated that its in my head. Well, I knew it had something to do with it. I got stressed out around the time my symptoms appeared but now I seem to be in this neverending cycle. Mind over matter right. I wish it were easy just to tell myself its all in my head and I'll be fine. Its not that easy. I've gone months feeling this way and it takes time to get over the fact that my worrying is making it worse. Its given me anxiety problems. Something I didn't really have until this year. My husband is trying to be understanding but I can tell he gets frustrated with me. So for now, I tell him that's its going to take me some time for me to actually think differently. Its going to be rough forcing myself to eat when I feel nauseous or my stomach is making weird gurgly sounds. I know I need to; I need my normal weight back. I need my life back. Its going to be a bumpy road and I'm going to need all the support I can get!