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  1. Hey there. Otherside here. Mod on the other site. Currently live in Wales (UK). Anxiety and bipolar sufferer. Also currently dealing with a rather lovely load of insomnia.
  2. Therapy can help a lot with learning coping skills. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help you learn techniques as to how to do this. You're right, and it wont be a miracle cure. It takes time for you to apply and learn the skills. But in the long run it can help.
  3. From experience, if you are showing symptoms that could be colon cancer (or crohns/irritable bowel disease/ulcerative collitis), they'll send you for a colonoscopy. If you've have pretty severe IBS - colonoscopy to make sure its nothing else, since there is some crossover in the symptoms of IBS and crohns. Even if they are 99.9% sure that your symptoms are not crohns or colon cancer, they will send you for a colonoscopy. That is likely how people in theres 30s got a colonoscopy. I had one when I was 21 for that exact reason. My GP was 99.9% sure that I did not have crohns, but he did not want to risk the chance that it was. The colonoscopy itself is not particularly pleasant, and so I would not go for one unless there is a medical need to do so. But if you are showing symptoms, and you are concerned, yeah, you can try and ask for one, but I wouldn't do it for the sake of it.