Nikki, I will say that I do understand what you are saying regarding the alcohol. Sometimes when I am having a bad attack a few glasses of wine can actually calm my stomach down alot. I still will have the diarrhea but the stomach pain has seized. I know it is not a recommended temporary cure, but I am willing to do anything to make my attacks less severe.
Good luck to you. WE all know how it feels to have this ruin/control our lives. I have been severly depressed over it also. It has put a big a huge strain on things in my life. But I am finally starting to realize that I am the one who can control how I react to it. I can deal with it (as well as I can) or let it put me down even farther. It is hard and alot of time it does bring me down-but, there are the times I can see past it & go on with my daily routines.
Take care of yourself & keep posting.
hay i been on efexor for a week now!! ibs still there.... just tired!!! oh god i want my body fixed too. ur lucky u have a supportive bf, my ex dumped me cos of it. anyways im now datinn a amazin bloke. i kind of explained a few things bout it... but its gettin worst and he wants to go on boat trips, bbq`s where theres no loo`s!!! and im .... well freakin out and sayin NO all the time!