My family doc, the ER doc and my Gastronial Intestinal doc all think my symptoms indicate IBS-D, however, everything I've read about it hasn't mentioned anything about a 'throbbing stomach' as a symptom(below and *above* the belly button). Does anyone else have this symptom too? Don't get me wrong, when I wake up, I have the most problems with unbelieveable pain in the lower abdomen (almost as bad as labor pains... well, they might as well be labor pains), but then this constant stomach throbbing lasts all day. Here's some background... I was officially diagnosed as having IBS 2 years ago. I got an upper GI (I think it's called) test which did not indicate a problem ... and before I had some other tests, my IBS symptoms went away (I know, I'm fortunate for that). My Mom, Aunt, Grandmom and sisters all have had 'temporary bouts of IBS' previously as well. My Mom simply calls it a 'nervous stomach'. Please note, I recently decided to get off of opiates for chronic pain several weeks ago (which by the way I had almost no IBS symptoms the whole time, except noted above, although that's not why I was taking them), and then the IBS-D symptoms came back about 3 weeks ago. At first I thought it could be a rebound effect, or a virus, then seafood poisening, but after loosing almost 10 pounds the first 2 weeks I visited my family doc last week. Note: I've been eating an extremely bland/light diet (mostly) during this time period (i.e. saltine crackers, a few bites of a dry roll, rice (w/a little butter), sipping coca cola or gingerale and I practically stopped drinking all coffee with the exception of a few sips to stop the tension headaches). My family doc suspected it could be IBS again, but gave me a prescription of lomitol (sp?) and then 2 days later Flagyl to rule-out some types of parasites, bacteria or infection of the intestines. Then this past Tues morning, my symptoms hit an extreme when I went approx. 15 times in 1.5 hours (even taking 2 lomitol the day before). I couldn't get up for more then 5 seconds without sitting back down. I went to the ER and after only a blood & urine test, they said those tests looked normal and it was probably IBS, and sent me home. My GI doctor squeezed me in on Thurs. (as now I've lost almost 15 pounds in 3 weeks and haven't been 122 pounds for years), and he's suspecting it's IBS also, but is waiting for the stool tests to come back and then I have a colonstopy scheduled w/him on 6/11. In the meantime he prescribed Pepcid and Librax as he said he's had a lot of success with this combo. of meds w/his IBS patients. He also said I could continue to take the Lomitol as needed (right now I take 1 int he morning and 1 at night... occassionally 1 before bedtime in hopes it will stop the worst problems in the morning... although I still go..... just not as much... and the pains are still there). Now, I've only taken these meds together for 2 full days, but not a real difference yet that I can see.Any advice in the meantime would be appreciated as it's really impacting my job and homelife! Hardly eating has made little difference, with the exception I don't go as much.p.s. I have been putting a heating pad on my stomach which helps a little, but the all day feeling of throbbing in my stomach after my BM's isn't helping, nor the feeling of being completely wiped out and scared to eat!Please Help!