Hello all. I am getting so desperate that I have turned to the web to try and find some answers for myself. If you can offer any advice then I would be really grateful. I'm even trying to get enough money together to afford to try and see a private consultant. I first saw a specialist just over 3 years ago when I had a sudden onset of diarrhoea and abdominal pain (lower right) and was admitted to hospital with suspected appenditicis. While in hospital I had a major anaphalytic shock reaction to an anti-sickness drug and later found out I actually died twice. They decided it was gastroenteritis and discharged me. The symptoms went on for another 12 months and included losing 3 and a half stone in weight and after various tests I was told it was IBS, to enjoy the good days and put up with the bad ones!! However, less than 6 months later I started getting upper abdominal pain and vomiting, then followed by reflux and belching. After more tests they said the IBS had got worse and put me on a cocktail of different drugs, which I thought were helping to start with. But within weeks I was back to diarrhoea or constipation and lower gut pain. I ignored it for about 9 months, but in January was so ill I was left bent double in pain and vomiting again. However, the symptoms are slightly different his time and I am now getting serious upper right abdominal pain, worse within an hour of eating, reflux, vomiting, belching and hiccups (??). I was referred back to the specialist and he could not have been any less interested! I think he saw IBS diagnosed 18 months ago and made his mind up before I even spoke to him. He said its probably just IBS but agreed to do an MRI to check out liver/gallbladder and ducts, incase of stones/crystals as I have had abnormal liver tests. Does this sound like typical IBS? I have had days where I have woken up at 4am in pain so bad Ive had to crawl to the bathroom as I thought I was going to be sick. I can't believe this can all be down to IBS alone.Any ideas will be very gratefully received.