Thanks Des! Yes, this does make sense now.
When you say "spasms" of the colon...would they feel like a frequent "pain" to move your bowels? Kind of like "I have to go RIGHT NOW!" kind of feeling? I feel like this almost every morning when I wake up from a nights sleep. This "feeling" never wakes me up at night, but as soon as I wake up...in 5 minutes, I'm feeling the "urge" to "go" right NOW. Is this a "spasm"? (Then, I have diarhea after these bowel feelings. Nearly every morning.) It's a never ending circle.
My GERD is also messed up. It's almost like I have too much acid in my stomach and I burp all of the time. I know I have GERD from the EGD that I had last summer.
Can IBS-D and GERD go hand-in-hand? Or, have you heard of people that deal with both of these problems at the same time?