Hi, i'll try to keep this short, just a question really. I have had IBS for 16 years now. It started off with constipation and i went to my doctor who examined my stomach and gave me a rectal examination and she diagnosed IBS. Anyway, over the years i have suffered bouts of C alternating with D, just every now and again. Stress and alcohol seeming to be my main triggers. After having my baby 14 months ago i have found my symptoms have become worse, more D than C. I have also been diagnosed with PND and the doctors that i have spoken to (5 of them) all say that the PND is making my IBS worse. I had some blood tests done, one of which was looking for a marker for bowel cancer, it was fine. Since staring on Citalopram things have become worse, every morning i have to use the bathroom 3/4 times. I've been to the doctor twice this week about it and he says its a side effect of the medication. I asked him about having further tests as on this site everyone seems to have had so many tests, but he does'nt think it necessary. I suffer terribly from anxiety and since the death of my much loved father 2 months ago things have been much worse. I'm becoming almost obsessive about my bowel habits,peering into the toilet for anything that does'nt look quite right. So my question is - is there anyone that has been diagnosed with IBS and not had all the tests done? Sorry this is so long, when i start i don't know when to stop.Tracey.