I am a 30 y/o female struggling to cope with terrible IBS-C (I think). I have always had constipation, but the pain, bloating, incomplete evac, etc started almost 2 yrs ago after delivering 2nd child -- 13 months after 1st child. Since then I am fine for about 1 week of the month, constipated the rest of the time. I am lucky to have 2 BMs per week. Right now I am suffering from alternating constipation and diarrhea with pain, bloating, etc after having no BM for a week.I have seen 2 dr's so far. Tried Zelnorm for a while but no real relief. GI doc said maybe not IBS but chronic constipation--how to tell the difference? I feel as if these docs think I am a headcase by the way they kind of blew me off. But this is seriously affecting my quality of life. I am so uncomfortable, feel fat and bloated, and it makes intimacy uncomfortable if you know what I mean.I have a sweet hubby and 2 beautiful toddlers that I cannot fully enjoy because of this disease. I do have lots of stress due to finishing my PhD right now and everything else.I am just looking for a place to start to relieve my symptoms. Any help is appreciated!