Hello all, great forum I have a lot to read. Now where to start, My IBS which I think I have probably started back when I was around 20 years old, I use to get bad diarrhea after eating burgers, I would eat one then about 30 minutes later I would get stomach cramps very bad so bad I would curl up in a ball then be in the toilet. This went on for a while until I realized the connection and cut out the burgers, back then my diet I would say wasn't all that good then what it is today.Anyway that was that, I never really had any stomach pains or diarrhea since then, I guess it went away, now im aged 26 and I would say my diet is very good and exercise daily im 6ft and about 11 something stone, I am in shape and good weight for my height. the new symptoms I would say started around a year ago and have only just started trying to do something about it. One of the symptoms is a dull ache pain on my left lower side intestines, (left as in looking through my eyes), the pain comes and goes, it is a dull pain ache that gets worse if I lie on my side or sit with my legs crossed, I can feel it right now. Lying on my back stops it.I also have other symptoms, constipation sometimes and diarrhea type stools, also some days I have bad wind and a painful bloated stomach. The wind is id say once every 5 minutes and is very embarrasing, but I dont have it today only the dull ache.I have been to the doctors and she sent me to have a ultrasound and this came back clear, so im ready to go back and get some other checks done to rule out if this is IBS.I must say I now have a lot of stress in my life then what I was, maybe this is contributing to it also?.Any advice would be apreciated thankyou.