I hope by sharing my experiences I can try to feel better by knowing i am not alone and suffering from something more serious. My first battle with my digestive system,apart from constipation since childhood, reared itself in 2009 when i suffered a sudden bowel bleed with painful cramps. To get a diagnosis seemed to take forever and i didn't undergo a colonoscopy until Jan 2010 although did have a sigmoidoscopy which was clear. Finally advised had mild diverticula disease. By this time I was feeling horribly ill and had to give up work. Eventually regained my health and returned to work. About 18 months later began to feel unwell again. Thought it was a bladder infection. Other symptoms began to slot in and the anxiety levels soared. Numerous tests were negative. A ovarian cyst was spotted and removed. I slowly improved. Now another year or so on and I'm ill again. Symptoms gradually build and become debilitating. Nausea and belching particularly in the morning on waking. No appetite. Random painn under ribs. Sore spits in bowel. Not constipated or suffering diarrhea but loose. Strong acid taste in mouth. I'm now in usual limbo while GP decides how to deal with it. On antidepressants but no real change. I suspect a build of stress triggers it off but no real idea. Just frightened all the time. I have an overactive thyroid as well but this is ok at moment. Anyone relate to this?