Oh, you definately need to find a 2nd opinoin. I just don't trust doctors. My first doc said I had hemmerhoids....4 months later finally went to a differnt doc and I was diagnosed immediately iwth UC. I hope you don't have it and that it is only IBS, but it is best to rule out UC or Crohns.
Good luck and keep us posted.
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day; 1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission; Nexium & 1 Probiotic in the morning
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status: Remission since May 2007