Well...I'm not really sure I fit here. My previous doctor (deceased) suspected I might have IBS (but didn't actually diagnose it - just talked about it being a possibility) about 20 years ago when they also found diverticulois. Then about 13 - 15 years ago I was diagnozed with GERD. Then about 4 years ago I was diagnozed with gastroenterititis (at which point he again talked about suspecting IBS but couldn't really diagnose it because of the GERD and diverticulois and gastroenteritis). 3 years ago I was finally diagnosed with GERD, hital hernia, chronic gastritis. This past year I have a return of IBS symptoms. I never really noticed any constipation issues until after major surgery this past summer. Since then, I have suffered from constipation and IBS symptoms along with a dramatic increase in GERD, gas and gastritis. It is not resolved. There are better and worse days.
A couple of years ago stomach doctor ruled out motility problems, and did so again last year (Jan 2008).
Looking for help as well.