I am 47 years old. I have had IBS-since I was in about 17 years old. I almost got suspended from school one year for being late to class too many times. Up until about a year ago I had IBS-D, and almost overnight it changed to IBS-C. I am so miserable I could die sometimes. I am taking Linzess, and it doesn't work very well. Sometimes I wait until the weekend and take laxatives to clean me out - since I know I will be home all day. The bloating and gassy feeling is so bad sometimes it gets up in my chest. If I didn't know what it was - I would prob. think I was having a heart attack. I have an appt. w/a new gastro on June 20. My old Gastro just keeps doing barium enemas to clean me out. Besides this, I also have Interstitial Cystits, terrible Migraines, and I have had laser surgery for endometriosis twice. I work for my family right now, but they are going to be closing down their business soon, and I am so worried about getting a new job. I don't know of anyone who will hire me when I can't come to work some days b/c of migraines or I am late b/c I have diarrhea, etc...... I am just so depressed. Does anyone have any advice?