After going to family doc for constipation and chest pain 5 weeks ago,being told to take stool softener and Vioxx and getting a hemacult test and blood work for thyroid, lipids etc. Then 3 weeks ago at doc find out blood work OK hemacult OK but I'm still not going BM like I should be and suffering with uncomfortable pain, I was told it's IBS got scrip for Zelnorm. Well the Zelnorm didn't give me D but I did have more normal BM but developed severe pain in upper abdom. region, so I called and was told to only take half a pill, a week later the pain was still there, I called again and was told to stop taking Zelnorm. Now what am I supposed to do?? I'm concerned because I've been reading that a diagnosis of IBS can be made after other causes are ruled out. I also have lower pelvic pain, it's not like I need to go to ER but it's not a comfortable feeling and my life isn't the same. Should I be asking for other tests and if so what? Or should I accept the IBS and learn to cope with these symptoms? It seems docters are too busy to deal with anything except the common cold and infections, I'm soo discouraged. Thanks in advance for your time to reply.