i have along history of stomach/intestinal probs, and it has been suggested to me by doctors that i may have IBS. i have had wonderful results in the past with acupuncture, but am too broke to do that now, and i dont even have health insurance at the moment, so i cant go to a regualr doc either, unless it is really serious, of course. my stomach probs include reflux, heartburn,, upper gastric pain, then there is also lower abdominal pain, like gas , bloating, constipation. rarely diahhreah. i cant even spell it.the weirdest thing is when i was pregnant and even thorough a year and a half of breastfeeding, my symptoms were almost nonexistant, and very easy to control. if i eat small freaquent meals and drink enough water, that usually helps alot. but its all coming back now, and hard to control.including a really gross thing...when i have a BM, it feels like it doesnt all come out and i then also feel like i have to wipe forever, and i just never feel clean there. this will go on for like a week or so, and then pass. i feel like there is stool still in my body that wont come out, yet when i pass stool it is not hard. its almost like it is stuck to the walls of my colon or something????i am in the middle of one of these weeks, and tonight i had so much pain on my lower right side i was getting worried about appendicitis, but i cant tell you how many times in my life i have worried about that with pain like that. it was enough pain to have me barely able to walk, and my hands were sweating. i think its "just gas" but i am so sick of this. (and i did talk to a nurse tonight, btw) if anyone knows what this could be i appreciate any info. i am 28 , and have had these issues since i was 18 or so. except, mysterioulsy while pregnant and breastfeeding, in the last 2 years.