Just went for my first appointment with the GI. I was told that I had IBS and that I was to stop taking my birth control pills and take Immodium when I have diahrrea. That's it. I asked about the extreme pain...no help for that.I asked about the fact that Immodium does not always help...no help for that.The ever present gas...no help for that.He says that I have had "extensive work ups" since I had one colonoscpy done and some stool cultures. He reluctantly agreed to do a blood test for gluten intolerence and to test my thyroid. His response to my concerns above, just try to relax...I have never been so frustrated in my life.