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I went to see my GI doctor yesterday.. Well his PA actually.. She is usually very thorough and takes her time with things.. Which she was... but I am really frustrated about how little they can offer in advice and dx for IBS.... I told her about the calcium and how it was helping she was agreeable with continuing it and see how it goes.. So she says it is probably bile salts not IBS causing my problems.. then I tell her I had stools and urgency before I had my gallbladder removed.... but has become progressively worse over the years.. with triggers.. getting things going... and loose stools increasing to numbers that are not normal ...then we say...ok probably IBS.. then I talk about pain... and well possible the diverticulitis she thinks..because that dosen't cause loose stools.. and certain food will get that pain going ... then I show her where the pain is.. well probably Ibs... too... More than likely to my trained eye... a combination of all of them.... I say.. but since I am only a nurse.. I can't dx myself... I told her according to the Roman II I have 95% of the s/s the only criteria I don't match is the 1st and that is the pain and period of time... everything else is textbook.. Any way... she recommends a barium swallow for the small bowel...to r/o colitis.... I go back in 6 weeks and see how I am doing and I will decide then if I will have it done... I am frustrated as I still have no official dx for IBS...I am frustrated that I learn more investigating myself on line then what I get at the doctor's office... Just needed to vent..