Welcome to HealingWell!
I'm sorry to hear about
all the pain your daughter (and you too!) are going through. IBS is so complex the docs haven't figured it out yet.
I would think that if your daughter has had all the scopes (upper & lower) then there shouldn't be anything else to worry about
. However, since it has been a year, and cancer & IBD run in the family, you can always request another scope. (I think dbab and/or Sarita have scopes yearly.) It would be a sure way to put everyones minds at ease.
I can't really give you any tips and pointers that your daughter hasn't already tried. Usually the anti-spasmodics and pain meds do the trick. To answer your question, yes IBS can be extremely debilitating. What about
a good ol' fashioned heating pad? I know that helps me when I have cramps.
Good luck! I hope someone else will come along with some insight soon.
Keep us posted.
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