I was originally diagnosed with IBS back in 95 or 96, but I had it since I was a teenager. I stopped going to him because it wasn't like he ever did anything to make a difference other than at one point he gave me some pill that helped with colon spasms... it was like a sedative for it. But other than that, it seemed absolutely useless to see him. I had to do trial and error on my own to find out what works for me. Anyway, I'm still prone to flare ups, but I'm IBS-C that seems to go into periods that I'd classify as remission or borderline remission (at least compared to when it's a major flare up). When that happens I just have to adjust my diet again and do the trial and error thing until I find something that works best. Then it subsides until the next flare up which can be months or even years (surprisingly). So I'm wondering if it's even worth it to see a gastroenterologist. A couple of people had me concerned about polips and cancer, but I've actually read that IBS really isn't a risk factor for that. Is it even worth it to bother seeing a gastroenterologist? It's not like he can do anything to help me.