Hi, i have had IBS for few years and take membeverine before eating which has helped me for the most part. I have days where i am passing 'coal' and some where it's more like sticky mess with the consistancy of a fool! The last few weeks i have had really bad pain in my lower stomach and it's got so that i have been indoors, mostly in bed for weeks. Hubby says i need to see GP but, surely, they will just say it's IBS! Looking at NHS direct that would trnd to suggest it' s not unusual for IBS but I am at my wits end with it. Any advice?