Testings not so bad. The prep is always the worse part. You have take a laxative for a colonoscopy so that kind of sucks, but before you know it's over. All the other tests are a breeze.Work with your doctor and with what you read on this site here to find treatments for your symptoms. Most people with IBS lead productive, happy lives with making a few adjustments to diet, meds, and stress relieving excercises. Check out the posts here and you'll learn alot.You're not alone. We're all right here with you and everything will be fine. Goodluck and keep us posted!