hi, im having a bad episode, although im not sure if it started as IBS or if it is now, but this is how it is:exactly one week ago today at 6.30pm i started suddenly with cramps - in what i thnk you would call the hypogastric region? lower than your navel by about 2/3inches, within 15 minutes to half an hour i had severe D, that just wouldnt stop, like less than 15 minute intervals each time for about 2 hours but the intervals gradually widened, i got a nights sleep and didnt feel too bad the next morning besides some mild sharp pains/discomfort - however, whenever i tried to eat anything, apart from breakfast, but after lunch and dinner that set the D off again but it seemed once i got it out my system i was just a bit achey, a hot water bottle was a god send.but now everyday since it seems food triggers it again to some extent, when i say some extent i mean sometimes it sets it off and sometimes it doesnt. but now, since i ate lunch on monday, went out to a hospital appointment (had to catch two buses there) got sudden excruciating pains i nearly for the first time ever didnt make it to the toilet with D, i was in so much pain, my whole body - its now turned part psychological and part i dont know what, im scared to leave the house, yesterday the thought of it sent me rushing to the toilet and now it seems i have this constant niggle, does anyone know what this pain is, its if i touch even lightly inside my belly button, or a little around it, or if i sit, hunched a little so my stomach put more pressure around the belly button area i get this weird discomfort that i really cant describe! and then i get general sharp pains all over. i really need help and i dont know what to do, ive been taking my antispasmodics for about 3 days now, mebeverine, but they dont seem to work. i have uni tomorow and ive already missed loads of work, i know im stressed and now i just cant stop crying because i feel so trapped in my own home, i would make a doctors appointment but i know how they are when you mention IBS, they cant do anything. is this IBS or did i have a bug and its triggered me off again? and whats this weird pain? and what can i do about the psychological aspect? i really hope someo one here can relate?