Hi everyone, I am new to this site and I love reading what you all have to say. I hate to say it, but I'm glad there are others like me! I was diagnosed with IBS at 18, (i am now 40).. A few years ago I had this terrible pain in my left side that I thought was due to my ovaries.. Turns out I was diagnosed with IBS-C with a touch of diverticulitis. I thought I was a good eater!! I had brain surgery to back in August to remove a tumor, ever since my stomach has been looking like I am 6 months pregnant daily. I have tried Linzess, Amitiza, Aloe Vera juice, Heathers tummy tea, bowel caps, probiotics.. Nothing at all seems to help! I don't know what else to do. There are days when i am so miserable because I am so bloated.. I don't like leaving my house - I get asked if I'm pregnant everywhere I go. It's an unpleasant feeling and it seems like I have no answers.. Could this be IBS making me so swollen?? Any suggestions on what I can do/take??