I have been diagnosed with IBS a few months ago, but I had problems for 3 years and I didn't know what was the cause. I have visited many doctors, used many medications and nothing. Until one day one doctor gave me antidepressants which did miracles. It has been looong since I felt alive. But I have stopped using them and I am almost back to square one. My symptoms kinda vary depending on situation. If I am not at home it is a disaster. My bowels decide to move and I immediately have a panic attack. My heart starts beating fast, I'm sweating, breathing fast, feeling anxious and trapped. And then I have urge to go to bathroom immediately which brings nausea and pain. All that usually goes away after bathroom visit, but the problem is, it is not just one bathroom visit but multiple before everything is fine. That kind of bathroom visits are still taboo here where I live so imagine how it must feel when you have urge to go but it is not something that you want to do anywhere but home. My whole body is feeling the pain. I have a feeling that if I could control my panic attacks and anxiety and to control myself when I am being nervous, it would improve my IBS symptoms significantly. But I don't know how. Any advice would be more than welcome.