This is to all the people who have read and answered my post. I went to see my new Gastrologist / Hypnotherapist New Years Eve. He was well worth the wait,in the last 12yrs he's the only person who has given me any hope of feeling any better from this ( for me ) debilitating problem IBS. For once I spoke to someone who disn't expect me to fall in the same category as IBS is perceived. He was a very nice understanding person, who gave me all the time I needed which was almost an hour. I came away with a lot more hope than I went in with. We came up with quite a few different ideas than I've heard of before. (And not the dreaded Fodmap diet ) which may work for a few people but not for me. Like he told me Syndrome can be a multitude of sins, and he intended in getting to what it was with me. So yes the travelling was well worth while and I really do think I've reached the top of the tree at last. I would just like to say thank you to all the people on this forum who I've been chatting to,there nothing like talking to people like myself who are suffering with this problem they call ( just Ibs) all take care.