I have suffered from IBS for a numer of years and this has been confirmed by my consultant, who said he had never met anyone with such a sensitive bowel in all his years of practise. It tends to be stress related mainly. I have been under considerable stress of late and it has flared up yet again and I have been suffering for the last three weeks. I have had periods of constipation and diahorrea, mainly constipation this time and the pains in my bowel have been awful. Taken the usual mediation, Mintec and colafac which usually help, however not much relief with them this time.
Today I have been fine until late afternoon when I started to experience the most awful pain in my bowel (left hand side) which I have had before but this time the pain radiated through to my back (this I have never experienced). I was doubled over in pain for about 5 minutes then it went. I can still feel slight bowel pain and a lot of gurgling noises and I am definately bloated. Have any of you experienced back pain with IBS? Like I said, I've never had this before and it was really scary.