Hi, I'm new to the forum. I've had anxiety "kick in" as early as 15 years old, I am now 45. I have a perpetual nervous stomach 24/7. I also have history of an extremely anxiety/panic driven mother and sister who both suffer from panic attacks and terrible IBS. I have dealt with depersonalization, panic, fear, and basically gotten all of those under control without the use of medication. Here lies the problem: a year or so ago I've had some issues with IBS and I didn't think much of it, just random episodes of cramping and diarrhea. They've always happened when I was driving home from somewhere, vacation, friends house, etc. Soon after, my brain somehow connected the two, anxiety and IBS, and now I get very nervous when I have to leave the house for fear that I may have an IBS episode. And it's much worse when I have to travel further away from my house. Funny thing is, 9 out of 10 times, after I have let this ruin my day wherever I am, by the time I get on the road to go home, the symptoms seem to disappear. It's horrible and it's all I can think about. I am virtually a prisoner and look at other people wishing I was "back to normal". I have tried home hypnotherapy to no avail. I haven't been back to my gastro in quite some time. I need to break the brain gut link and just do not know where to start. Any help would be appreciated.