Hi. My name is Dorothy and I know exactly what it feels like to be scared of food. I dealt with many intestinal problems for 30 years with the most specific diagonsis being IBS. I did not have colitis problems though, but I have gastroparesis which essentially means that your stomach quits emptying–so then of course food is the last thing you want. In 2007 I had a gastric pacemaker implanted and it makes the stomach empty so eating is possible and enjoyable. I had been to many doctors, clinics, specialists, including Mayo and it is sometimes hard to keep up hope with the medical community. I have been through that and understand it very well. I sincerely hope that soon the right answers and treatment will be found for you.