I am new to this site and have had IBS for nearly 5 years. I suffer from excruciating lower left side pain, dizziness, loss of consciousness, vary constantly between constipation and diarrhoea. I have tried the following medicines (plus CBT) without success: mebeverine, colpernin, buscopan, paracetamol, co-codamol, amytriptyline, imipramine, oramorph, gabapentin, pre-gabalin (plus a steroid injection into abdominal wall in case it was nerve related-it wasn't). Have had x rays, ultra sound scans, multiple blood tests, barium meal, colonoscopy. Also seen dieticians, counsellor and am under the care of a GI consultant (useless) and pain management consultant (nice but run out of ideas). I am hyper sensitive to caffeine, alcohol and anything that affects the bowel like Imodium or laxatives. I have lost jobs and about to lose my current one. I do not qualify for any benefits and am at the end of my tether. Any advice much appreciated. Totally desperate and fed up of the pain.