Hi I am a newbie here, and have been suffering some very"odd" digestive issues, that have taken a long while for clinicians to diagnose, but the general opinion seems to be that I have IBS, after a very stressful incident nearly two years ago, along with hormone depletion due to my age. At exactly the same time, I had horrible cracking and peeling to my fingertips, which no amount of lotions and potions have resolved. It is also, in smaller amounts, on my elbows and under my eye. I have tried wearing gloves, day and night, and nothing seems to my knowledge has changed in my household routine! Am I right in thinking IBS and allergies, ie excema, are linked? If so, what do I do?