I am 55 and have had IBS-C for twenty years. As a child I suffered with ulcers from stress…. terrible pain. These days I’m in moderate to severe pain DAILY. I take gabapentin to take the edge off but not completely. I use distraction and meditation. I fast intermittently. Exercise mildly, and try to keep educating myself for better health and encouragement. I am disabled due to colitis, migraines and degenerative back so all there is to do is to focus on my health. Thank you for listening and I hope this encourages someone.