Hi, I joined this group about a week ago and have found it wonderful. But, here's my dilemna. I do believe I have IBS although those symptoms seem fairly-well controlled through medication (most of the time). My problems stem from the following: I get nauseus then begin throwing up, it goes on for days, sometimes accompanied by diarrhea, sometimes not. Most times I end up in the hospital because of dehydration and have to be rehydrated. This time I haven't ended up in the hospital but I've been off work since July 18th and don't see going back soon. I can now eat very, very little, but at least I've stopped the nausea and vomiting. This has been happening for the past 2 years, but much more frequent since February of this year. I have now missed 23 days of work since the end of February. I just told my boss I was going to have to take a leave of absence from work until I go to Vanderbilt on August 9th so I can try to get some things figured out. The doctors here all say it's IBS and I have to learn to live with it. But since I've been with this group, I've checked symptoms and very few seem to have the problems like I do. I've also checked the .. site and other sites. None of them talk about nausea and vomiting except to say that sometimes it occurs because of the pain. That's not my problem! What do you "old-timers" (to the IBS problems) think? I need advice!