Re: IBS and other things..
I hear you!!!!!!!!
It drives me crazy too when people say "stress"!!!!!
I've had IBS "D" for many years- my family is just now starting to realize it is not stress! Took them long enough!!!!! After all these years, I wish I had answers for you. As for me, I KNOW it is not stress and diet!!!!! I am now going to a Dr. who specializes in integrated medicine. He is looking at things that regular drs. don't look at. For example, bacterial overgrowth, enzyme defiencies, hormonal imbalances, etc. Make sure you have your thyroid tested!
I guess the best thing to do is to try not to be concerned what other people think- just take care of yourself. People who truly love you will stay by your side. I know on the internet, there is a good brochure written by someone who suffers with IBS-and it is written for people who don't have it so they can better understand. If I find it again, I will post it here.
I talks about what we DON't want to hear and what we DO want to hear!
Good luck to you and stay in touch! We understand!