Hi all iv been reading posts on here for a while now so have decided to post as im going through terrible flare up at the moment. I was diagnosed with IBS when i was 20 after suffering months of serious griping left sided abdominal pain. All blood works came back normal. Iv tryed every available med with buscopan giving a little relief. I am now 34 and my symptoms have changed. I now swing constantly between constipation and diarrhoea with no let up inbetween. The stomach pain is still there but i also get spasms along the top of my abdomen that keep me awake through the night. My bottom (sorry) gets constant shooting pains. If i have diarrhoea i get terrible painful bowel spasms that feel like labour the only thing that helps this is immodium. I have food intolerances to dairy and yeast. And pooping is all mucusy with blood. Iv been to the gp again and again theyv gave me meds for diarrhoea meds for constipation iv got meds for indigestion and antispasmodics iv got amitryptaline aaaarrghh im so sick of meds i dont want to take them anymore. 2years ago inalso badly hurt my back and have been on solpadol 30/500mg ever since. I inly take 2 at bedtime but i wondered if thse could have made things worse. Coeliac has been ruled out i have now finally been told im getting a referral to gastroenterology but have been labelled non urgent do i dont know when my appointment will be. Im at the end of my tether. This disease ruins everything xmas birthdays holidays i feel like the crappest mother in the world having to tell my daughter on her bday i cant take her to eat out as i feel so ill i want to crawl into bed and hibernate forever. Even my work is suffering with having to take sick days. I have absolutely no faith in gps anymore.