Hello everyone I'm a new member here, I've been reading up a few topics in the last few days for some answers however there really isn't much that relates to me exactly. I'm a 21 year old female, and in the past 2 weeks I have had increased abdominal/stomach bloating and pressure. It had been so bad I could not move or eat without feeling severe nausea, pressure and discomfort with no way to relieve it (I felt like I could not burp/pass wind). I have always had heartburn in the past but never any other digestive symptoms. My doctor thought it was GERD and started me on nexium 40mg twice a day. It has been 1 week since with some improvement. I can eat small meals throughout the day, however now I find that I cannot function between the hours of 4pm to about 8pm every single day. No matter how little/big my food & fluid intake is for that day. I get really distended and bloated, and feel my stomach is too full of pressure. I cannot burp to relieve this pressure at all, and it feels 'stuck' so to speak. I also cannot pass wind either to relieve my abdomen. My doctor is at a loss as to why I am showing these symptoms, I am not lactore intolerant or gluten intolerant (though I will get a re-test of it nxt week). He started me on Movicol twice a day just to see if clearing out my bowels will make a difference, so far I have noticed no change in the bloating every afternoon to evening. He thinks it may be IBS, however being such a general 'diagnosis' I am not happy. I don't believe it is simply that and I should walk away having to put up with this daily.I cannot do anything in the afternoon's to evenings but sit there with a hot water bottle over my stomach, willing the discomfort to go away.If anyone has any suggestions/related experiences/advice, please do let me know. Jasmine.