not posted anything before so please bear with me. Over the last couple of weeks my symptoms have become worse and 3 times I have seen a GP, twice my regular gp and this morning the out of hours GP at hospital. What seems to be happening is that when I'm bloated and not had a BM when I go to do something I get extremely exhausted, light headed, a bit breathless and pain under my left ribcage. (for example hanging out the washing) When I eventually have a BM I get some relief but then because my digestive system feels empty the symptoms come round again and I have absolutely no energy at all, I feel very light headed and I have muscle pain in my legs and arms and can barely walk. So far I have had various tests, endoscopy, colonoscopy which showed that I have some diverticula. I also have B12 deficiency which I think maybe caused by the lansoperazole that I'm on so I've been on B12 pills along with folic acid. I'm also on a statin and a blood thinner. GP gave me mevberine to help but not actually sure if thats helping or not. I'm not currently taking the statin as I wanted to see if my cholesterol would remain at 5 but recent bloods show that its back up to 7 so will have to restart the statin. Been keeping a record of Bm's which are sometimes quite far apart. I'm at my wits end with this as its interfering with my life and trying to get a proper diagonosis seems to take forever. My GP has fast tracked me to I think, the chest clinic due to the breathlessness but have a follow up appointment on Tuesday so I'm thinking of asking for another referral back to the gastro clinic. Is there anything else I should ask the GP? thanks!