Hi all, Thank god i found this group, I am not alone it seems. IBS is a tabboo subject here, nobody talks about it, I find this help group so informotive. I have had IBS for a few years now, with all the usual symptoms, the only medication i have been prescribed by my GP is "Fybo-Gel".For the last couple of days, I have been off work, with bad abdominal pains, (not that ive had before) after tests, the GP rather mystified, suggested it was probabley due to the IBS, in which case there was nothing more to do, but take parecetomal four times a day, and hopefully it should subside, washes hands and sends me on my way. No real idea what causes the pains, no explanations, makes you think we are still in the middle ages! Then I came upon your group, and found that what I am going through, others our to.