What is IBS? First of all, it is awful and if you have it I am sorry. According to the Mayo Clinic “Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects your large intestine (colon). Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and constipation. Despite these uncomfortable signs and symptoms, IBS doesn’t cause permanent damage to your colon.” The patient would probably have a much different description. I am a patient, and I have IBS. I have had it for almost 10 years now, and nothing has made it better. Literally nothing. It is a incurable “syndrome” that can dictate your life if you allow it. I decided to start this blog and hide my identity because what 20-25 year old unmarried chick wants potential suitors to see that she can barely control her bowels. I have IBS”D” which means I primarily have diarrhea. Within a 10-60 minute period after eating, my entire meal has left my body. I can’t keep weight on, and I am becoming scared to eat. I am sick (literally) of letting this dictate my life, and I am ready to get feedback. I know that there are so many of you out there that suffer from this, and doctor’s literally can do nothing. If you have questions, concerns, ideas, or just want to say “ya your life does suck” please leave comments!