First of all when ever a doctor tells you need a shrink for symptyms you feel are very real and he hasn't done any tests to tell you different, change doctors, get one who will listen to you. Your symptyms are classic IBS, which for a lot of people stress makes it worse. I have Crohn's disease and when I am stressed my symptyms are out of control. So don't panic, get a new doctor and start from the beginning. If you don't know which doctor to go to, come back to this page post where you live and see if someone in your area will respond with a referal. Remember you are not alone IBS is a real disease.Keep us posted.