I just had a series of tests to try to get to the bottom of what's causing problems for me. Learned that in addition to having a healthy gall bladder, I have a hiatal hernia, mild reflux and possible peptic esophagitis. I can't get in to see my GI for 3 weeks, but understand that these are all things that can be managed. I'm wondering now if these conditions are related to my IBS (C and bloating main symptoms) or it is common for these sorts of things to occur with IBS?I'd really appreciate hearing comments from anyone with experiences in this. I deal with this stuff a lot better when I have more information, and this board has so much good info! Please, no comment from Flux. I can't deal withany negative input now.Thanks!