Hello. I was recently diagnosed with IBS/D. They have done an endoscopy but did not see anything remarkable. I also experience lots of pain in the area at the stomach or esphagus. It's not like burning, it's more like spasms. That gives me more grief than the cramping with diarreah. I have the stomach bloating, belching, pain going to my back, ears, etc. When I mention this to my doc he just says it's IBS. I was doing fine and decided to try eating one piece of fried chicken. What a mistake. Pain at the top of my stomach for three days. Doesn't this sound more like GERD then IBS, or with IBS is it normal to have those symptoms??