Hello! I am here because i am hoping to talk to people with ibs and see what sort of things have helped with the varying symptoms of our shared disorder. My gastro doctor has pretty much said he had done all he can do and his advice on the pain was take tylenol. so, while i am in the process of finding a new doctor, i thought i would reach out to those who have ibs themselves and get a new helpful perspective. My main question right now, is that it seems sleep and lying down affects my symptoms. the symptoms are bad in teh mornings, and then if i lie down during the day it makes my symptoms bad again. I take Bentyl and Questran which have both been lifesavers, but has anyone else notices that lying down causes the symptoms to flair and perhps why that happens. unless it is the acid from the GERD that builds up in my esophagus lying down and then when i stand up or sit up it rushes into my stomach and intestines all at once causing a problem? At least, that is what it feels like. Thanks in advance for any input.