I have been suffering from IBS (at least that what my Doc has told me) for 6 yrs. I question whether I actually have IBS or not. I do suffer from gas, nausea, pain in the left side (descending large intestine)and headaches...all of the above sypmtoms follow a bowel movement...my bowel movements are usually normal although they can be loose ( i do not suffer from the typical D or C). The symptom that is the most peculiar is the stuffy feeling i get in my right ear, almost as if it is blocked, possibly caused by a swolen lymph node...this feeling is extremely bothersome and I suffer from it after pretty much every bowel movement, especially if it is on the loose side. the feeling gets progessively nbetter until it is time for another bowel movement and then the cycle restarts. I have been to an 2 ENTs and they have offered no help. Has anyone heard of similar symptoms?