hi I am in my seventies and have had ibs since i was28! discomfort with chronic wind which can be either right side or left.relief on passing it(if i am lucky)tight feeling and feel gas and hear it moving but won't always pass. i have had a very stressful life and think this has played a major part plus tend to overdo the fibre. keep food diary but can be mostly ok for months and then it starts again. have had digital exam and prescribed audomol also tried colpermin; find deep circular massage helps starting at lower rirhthand bowel right round to bottom of lefthand bowel.symptoms mostly sitting or lying down but ok up and about.puts you off going away nights too.oh the joy and relief of passing wind!!and its good to talk as they say and hope you allfind some comfort. and keep smiling won't you?