Hi I am a new here but I was diagnosed with IBS 3 years ago and GERD 1 year ago. My main problem that I am having with IBS is the gurgling and gassy noises my stomach makes. It is so embarrassing. I am a senior in college and the stomach noises just really started giving me problem in August and have gotten progressively worse. It is so hard for me to be able to get through my classes because if I'm not going to the restroom every hour then I have to be able to walk around because the noises are almost unbearable and very disturbing. The constant gas and bloating is not much help either. I have been prescribed an assortment of pills Bentyl and Levisan which both give me serious dry mouth and don't help with the cramps. I am currently on Donnatal for the cramps, take Phazyme for the gas/bloating (but it doesn't work), and Reglan for the heartburn/reflux. What else is out there for me to take especially with the alternating diarrhea and constipation, and the painful intestinal cramps. I have also being looking at research on the correlation between obesity and IBS. I have noticed that since I have put on a little weight that my symptoms have gotten seemingly worse. Has anyone else read research on this and if so do you find it to be true. I'm desparately seeking advice of anyone suffering the way I am.Thanks and any advice/suggestions would be grealty appreciated!