I began having abdominal pain about three months ago. It was a sharp pain on the left side of my waist. I went for an abdominal ultrasound, which did not show anything. The pain seemed to go away for a while, but now it is back. I had a pretty bad attack about three weeks ago, which included sharp back pain, as well as pressure/pain on the side of my waist. Since then my symptoms have improved somewhat, but I am havinga lot of pressure/bloating in my midsection. It feels like somebody is pressing down on my stomach area. Are these symptoms typical of ibs? I cannot really relate my symptoms to food... I do not have kidney/bladder problems, or ovarian cysts.My doctor thinks I may have ibs -- she gave me muscle relaxants which work for pain, but not the bloating.