I was diagnosed with IBS in my early 20's after a severe food poisoning bout (Hot pot in Chicago's Chinatown). I had my upper endoscopy after I was experiencing severe bouts of nausea (not once did any bout come to fruition). My GI doctor diagnosed me with IBS and soon after hypochondria. The days of nausea have gone now I suffer from a worse form of IBS, IBS-D. The format in which my movements take place do not bother me, but the sudden urge to go has nearly destroyed my life. I now have a fear of leaving my house as my anxiety nearly always makes me have to go. My work has suffered from it, it's made relationships difficult to maintain and I can no longer go out and enjoy life. I've spoken with several therapists and my current (soon to be former Dr.) keeps telling me I'm a hypochondriac. Albeit, I could stand to lose some weight, exercise etc, but any time I approach the weight set or treadmill im overcome with depression. I don't want to keep missing out on life or continue straining relationships because of something that everyone says is "normal" when I in fact know it is not. Any advice on new medications? Any positive stories of anyone who's overcome this? Could I have a bug still from so long ago?