I have suffered with ibs for about 10 years now and had to cope with chronic cramps. I have mostly found what foods start my cramps off i steer clear but i am suffereing bad cramps at the moment and i have not ate any of the things that start my cramps off. I always have cramps above the waste and below the belly button and aching around my lower back area but for some reason i am getting backache up my back to my shoulder blades which i have never had. As anyone had this before. I had a barium enema and bloods done about 5 years ago and i was told i have ibs as nothing was found and i have been using Colpermin to relieve my cramping.