Hi thirstyforchrist, I unfortunately have similiar problem. I have ibs pain is under ribs sometimes or travels to stomach or both. sometimes i have bad spasms in stomach. i do have pain in middle of back going down to end of back. sometimes going around side to back. the pain is excruciating at times. i have been to one gi he has done tests n i was told it was ibs. i have to b honest i wanted something else to b wrong with me, because it doesnt make any sense to me. I have other things that r related to ibs like gastritis, inflammation of esophagus. i am mostly constipated. my questions to you is did they do a full examination? bloodwork, test of feces. are you under a lot of stress? r u eating healthy? both of these can trigger ibs. i know because it has happened to me. I am still trying to figure it out myself. i hope this has helped you if at all a little bit. best of luck to you...hugsss lora.
p.s. like mami said you are not alone!
I'm still a newbie with IBS myself, but I know you are really stressed at the moment hun, that never helps, trust me!! I'll be back to see if anyone has some advice for the both of us. I try all different things but my Doc will not prescribe me anything stronger than over-the counter advice ...frustrating!! (I can't deal with caffienne at all - I'm up all night - griping pain - youch).
I used to pace the floors all night and then go out and get a jumbo bucket of coffee to get me through the day..dumb! I don't have coffee anymore, but I am wondering, both my parents had their gall bladders out, will this give me relief? I would get a foot cut off right know to stop this pain...does it help or is it a side effect??? I have a doc who gives me no advice, just peppermint oil..