Hi, I'm new to this site, I started suffering with lower back pains end of October, first week in November I started having lower abdominal pain which gradually worsened until I had to go to A&E where I was diagnosed with a water infection and given antibiotics, which seemed to clear the pain up almost - then a few days after finishing the weeks course of antibiotics I started getting pain higher up in my stomach on the left hand side - like excruciating gas in my stomach and rumblings, went to doctors was examined and they couldn't give me any answers, although IBS was mentioned as a possibility by them, but they are sending me for a gynaecological scan to check if it's ovarian cysts causing the pain !! Anyway it's been two weeks since they referred me for the scan and hot heard anything so live decided to try and help matters myself, I've cut out wheat, caffeine and had hardly any alcohol but I've also started having a probiotic yogurt drink every morning and probiotic supplements and the pain has been considerably reduced, still got pains in my back and slight twinges in stomach now and again, but I'm definitely improved. Thinking it may have been the antibiotics that killed the good flora in my gut !! But not sure, just wondering if anyone else has experienced anything similar?