Hi all hope everyone is as good as can be expected. This is my 1st post on here so not really sure what I should/shouldn't be writing here. I have had severe IBS since early childhood, I was firstly diagnosed with spastic colon when I was around 6 or 7 years old, from there it has progressively got worse. Initially I was given colafac to help with the bad cramps etc I was then referred to a different doctor who then diagnosed IBS and I was given buscopan which helped a little for a while. Then when I moved out of the family home to be with my now husband I obviously had a different GP and he gave me mebeverine, which helped for a while they stopped working after a few years and I am now on Alverine Citrate which sometimes helps and sometimes doesnt so much. I have at least one "flare up" a month, had all the tests etc colonoscopy etc and everything was clear at the time. The problem is I flip flop between diorreah and constipation my stomach gets bigger than my daughters and she is 7 months pregnant with twins!! I have bleeding and lots of mucus and the pain I suffer is horrendous the DR prescribed me tramadol to help with the pain which only dulls the pain it doesn't stop it. I guess what I'm asking is this normal for IBS sufferers or could it be something else?? So sorry for the long post. Thanks in advance for any advice or tips. Just want this to stop as when I go out I have to plan my route around toilet stops etc plus I live on Imodium which obviously not ideal. Thanks once again tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.