I've been dating this girl for about 9 months. Over this course of time, she has been having stomach problems more and more frequently. She complains constantly about her stomach cramping and being upset, and apparently commonly has diarreah. Lately she has also felt quite bloated (pretty much every day). She seems like she's beginning to become depressed because she can't seem to feel right. She went to a gastro-interologist a few months ago and was diagnosed with IBS and was given hyociamine sulfate (not sure if this is the correct spelling) tabs that she was supposed to take after every meal or when her stomach acts up. She still didn't feel quite right and her doctor upped her dose to 1 pill that she's supposed to take every night. It slightly alleviated her problems for a few months, but the symptoms seem to be back now. Her bloating seems much worse lately, and I'm not sure about her bowel movements (she doesn't really inform me too much, which is OK by me!!). A few other tidbits of information:-She is pretty stubborn about her diet (ie, she eats what she wants - she says since seemingly everything makes her stomach hurt, she may as well eat food that tastes good)-Stress definitely causes her symptoms to flare up.-She's very jaded about her whole situation because she's had bad luck with other doctors and really doesn't think they care about her condition(even though her dad is a surgeon) -She's scared to go back to the Gastrointerologist because she doesn't want a colonoscopy.Her situation is rather frustrating to me as a boyfriend because I want to take care of her and make her feel well, but there's little I can do to help. Does anyone have similar symptoms? What have you done?If she does have IBS, what are some other treatments that I can try to research? Could she possibly have something more severe, like Chron's disease? Basically I'm looking for any and all advice that I could pass on to her. I just the girl that I'm crazy about to not have to put up with her stomach problems. Thanks for any information!