I am brand new to this forum so I thought I'd just go ahead and post my first topic about my intestinal woes.Over the past couple months I have had a handful of episodes of lower abdominal cramps and gurgling when I first wake up in the morning.Something will wake me up before my alarm goes off and while I'm laying there trying to go back to sleep I'll start getting all this gurgling and cramping in my lower abdomen. When I feel around my abdomen I can feel something (gas?) moving around and also hear it gurgling. I was starting to just dismiss it as gas but then I get chills and a slight headache.By the time my alarm goes off and I get up to take a shower I will have a BM which is odd for me first thing in the morning. Its consistency seems softer than normal but it's not D like I would expect after all the gurgling going on down there.When I can normally eat my usual bowl of cereal with milk, after the episode I have to fight through the nausea to get it down and keep it down.The rest of the day I have on-and-off nausea which seems to subside a bit if I burp. I don't have much of an appetite. I'm not thirsty, which I think is a strange symptom but its true! Yesterday I had a really bad headache that didn't go away with an ibuprofen. I'm expecting that today too but I haven't gotten one yet. I'm also left with kind of a dull ache in my lower abdomen like someone punched me. And I'm general tired ... not fall asleep kind of tired but physically tired.The only meds I take are birth control pills and the occasional (not everyday) ibuprofen for aches and pains. A few other side things are that I have had a persistent pain in the back right side of my neck for a couple weeks now. I don't know if my headache is attributed to that or not. I also almost passed out one morning last week after taking night-time cold medicine the night before. I have had three passing out episodes through this year. Only one of them I actually passed out. The other times I just got the spots and ringing in my ears. But at least my cold is gone now. That's one thing that I don't have to worry about anymore! I think I'd rather have a cold than this, though!I do plan to make an appointment to see my doctor but I wanted to get an idea of what tests you guys would recommend I have done. I should be able to check back on here throughout the day so if you have any questions let me know.Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings and for any advice you may have!