Posted 2/6/2011 9:28 PM (GMT -6)
I am 23 years old and have been dating my boyfriend for 3 years. I have been dealing with IBS since I was 15 or so. It seems that anxiety brings on the IBS but also that the IBS brings on the anxiety. Vicious cycle! Anyway, I was always super embarrassed about the IBS and the situations it's put me in in the past. Knowing that it would have to come up sooner or later because, let's face it, it's hard to hide when you're driving somewhere and you need to pull over ASAP. So basically if you feel comfortable enough to let them know you have a real issue that you have no control over, if they're a nice human being that understand real events, they will totally understand and help you cope with it.