hi you people are not alone, anxiety can cause a lot of distress... my are related to long hours of work, i developed ibs, fibromyalgia (but i grew out of it), and anovulation, from the three ibs is worst nightmare. Ibs constipation is the worst you can thing of, i wished it was ibs -diharrea, because ibs-c, you get cramps you cannot have a normal life like before, you cannot eat fats because that would worsen ibs..i lost some weight also.. although i'm still in shape which means i'm not underweight but i was told to get rid of ibs i must fight stress. with such long hours, no time to spend some holidays alone , not much time for myself, no good collegues..it's hard~~! i'm going through useless tests which included: CA125, 4 tvus, smear test, full body ultrasound, breast exams, emg neurological exams, all normal, i'm now scheduled for a gastroscopy and a possible mri of the abdomin/pelvis. but if gastrocopy results normal; probably i would undergo a barium xray of the small bowel. depends on what they find i stay in hospital or am discharged obviosly if they find i'm fit they will send me back home, then i need to find a counsiller (everyone's openion is that i should seek phsyciatric help) but i don't think it would help much if i don't do anything about my current situation at work.