I've been suffering for a number of years since getting ill abroad. I've seen lots of doctors and most have fobbed me off saying that my symptoms sound like IBS and would just give me different perscriptions, that was until I saw my new doctor who really is amazing! I saw him last month and he said he was astonished that none of the other doctors had asked for a stool sample and blood tests, so I had that done. They said they'd contact me if there was anything unusual that showed I haven't heard anything so I'm guessing that nothing showed up and that it is IBS that I have. I wanted to know if anyone else suffered from really bad IBS symptoms and pain after they've eaten takeaways and fatty foods. As I crave these lots and today I gave in and bought myself a chippy lunch and I wish I hadn't bothered. I feel like I can't do anything fun anymore as fizzy drinks and alcohol make my symptoms flare up so when I go out all I drink is tap water. IBS really is a bitch!