This is off the topic of IBS, but I'm suffering greatly. I was put on antibiotics simultaneously by 2 doctors: one for acne; the other for arthritis (rhuematoid/reactive). My rhuematologist told me that my arhritis would flare up w/ the antibiotics b/c that meant that they were working. So the past couple of weeks I have felt like i've been run over by a friggin' bus. The pain is unbelievable and i've called my doc a million times and she keeps giving me different pain meds that don't work. They won't give me steroids (the one thing that works) b/c my bones are very thin. I am so frustrated and angry and I just had to vent somewhere.