Usually my IBS is I go to the loo once every 3 or 4 days and usually a pretty formed motion and when I get the urge I have to go. Over the last few months though my bowels are still only making me go every 3 or 4 days but my stools are now very loose. Wouldn't class it as full on diarrhea but it is very loose. Also my stomach is in constant pain everyday, not cramps or spasms but just a really painful sort of ache, my lower back hurts too. I also feel sick all the time which isn't helping as I have a fear of being sick.My Dr hasn't done any tests other than full blood tests and they are all normal. She thinks I just feel this bad because of my anxiety which in turn is effecting my IBS. I know that's probably right but it doesn't stop me worrying or feeling rough with this constant pain and nausea. My merbentyl doesn't work and neither does cocodomol. The pain sometimes is focused on the lower right hand side which everytime I get this I think, yes it's my appendix. Woke the other night with terrible pain and nausea but then it went away.