Hi all,I have been having a bad flare up with my IBS for the last two years after having my 3rd child and tubes tied. I really need some help here even talking to my doctor. I do not know if I would be considered as IBS-C/D or alternating. Maybe you all could let me know what you think on that too.8 years ago when I first was diagnosed with it my symptoms were as follows: intestinal cramping, bloating, gas, ugency and broken up stool. I remember being in the grocery store with my kids, standing in line to check out then having a sudden onset of severe intestial cramping and having to ditch the cart,grab the kids and find a bathroom. My stool would come out all broken up and then I would feel fine. There were also times I would suddenly feel like I was coming down with the intestinal flu and would have the above symptoms all night, only to wake up by morning feeling fine. My doctor prescribed hyoscyamine that was minty and you let dissolve under the tongue. As well as nexium for gerd. It solved the problem and I haven't had too many episodes till here recently. This time around my symptoms are as follows:I now gradually for weeks get a build up of pressure, bloating and gas on my stomach. Every so often I will run to the bathroom with intestinal cramping and a small amound of loose, broken up stool would come out. I never would feel as if I completely evacuated. After a few weeks of these symptoms i would eventually have an episode of SEVERE intestinal cramping felt all the way down my legs. I would have a huge bowel movement, Not hard or soft, normal but would come out all in one, long, curled up strand. It would just keep coming out like that and I would feel like my insides where falling out. The pain so severe at times and I thought about getting to the emergency room. After that though i would get some relief but the whole cycle would started up again. I was treated with the hyoscyamine/under the tongue and it didn't help, fiber and evetually Zelnorm which gave me severe diarreha. I went back to a specialist and went through all the testing again. Upper/Lower GI, Barium X-ray ect.. Nothing new showed up. I have been on hyoscyamine 0.325mg 1x a day, diet changes,fiber ect.. I has seemed to help some what. Except for it seems like even though my stool in soft or normal I have been straining to go to the bathroom. Recently, I have started to get intestinal cramping and have to run to the bathroom,it comes out all in one bulk or broken up. During work this happens 6x in a 8 hrs. I am also having constant pelvic cramping and lower back pain. I was checked female wise and everything came back normal there too. I have watched what I eat and am exercising. Funny thing is too even despite that I am running to the bathroom constantly. I have not been able to lose weight and have even gained a few pounds, then lose it then gain it again. Am wondering if it is not that I am bloating in my stomach. Anyways, I am getting ready to follow up with my doctor again. I don't know what else might give me relief or how to explain all this to the doctor. There are so many different symptoms and I don't know what to focus on. I was wondering what you all thought? If anybody else has the same problem and what works?Thank you!! I am getting so frustrated!!! It seems I never feel good anymore.