Thank you SO much!!!
I don't mind the fecal test (I have actually had one many years ago for an un-related issue) but I am a little uneasy about the barium enema simply because I have had family members die of cancer and I am paranoid about cancer, xrays and radiation. I have had so many dental xays in the past two years (over 15) and I tend to worry. My boyfriend has had a few colonoscopys, but I know the preperation wasn't too pleasant for him. I am worried about that. I am trying very hard to not jump to conclusions about these tests until I talk to my doctor and learn more about them. I always tend to initially worry, and then I am fine.
While I am pretty sure it's IBS, I am almost positive I don't have "anything else". But, it would be nice to know WHAT I have. Just to put a label on something.
Thanks for the info! I am taking notes and printing them out so I can be prepared for my doc!