It is a IBS "treatment center" so obviously they understand IBS if the place specializes in IBS. I doubt anyone at any of these IBS clinics or treatment centers will tell you "its all in your head". You should check out some of there websites or call them directly. The place in Seattle has a really informative website.Here is a link to an old post about the Seattle treatment center... http://www.ibsgroup.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=92354It appears they are more focused on bacteria, allergies and such as a cause of IBS and therefore will test you in that manner. I have already had all these tests done or I would probably be willing to give it a shot myself.has anyone been to the center in seattle themselves? Im looking for a doctor, not an alternative doctor or someone who is going to tell me its in my head. There is an underlying problem and im looking for someone who cares to find it not just to the run of a mill tests.
I saw that article this morning Mark on my news feed. I love how its more of a business pitch then anything, makes me question wheather i would be willing to hand them my money.Then again, if one feels that food allergies are the cause of there IBS then I suppose that would be the one place to go.Walls, I hope you saw the press release that Jeff posted. If not, this ought to give you a sense of what the IBS Center is about: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/12/prweb3364034.htmI recognize your frustration and there are no guarantees; but inaction will not get you where you want to go. If, after you talk with all of these places, you decide that the costs are too great or their approaches are not what you are looking for, maybe get in touch with Now Leap. They may have a distance testing program that will at least not require travel. www.nowleap.com I sat in my own messes for 10 years, trying to isolate my triggers. Nothing was improved by that approach.Mark