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Over the past few weeks I seem to have developed quite a few symptoms which don't seem to have a very quantifiable diagnosis. It started with a really bad episode of acid reflux - I got very stressed over it and the doctor prescribed omeprazole which I've been taking.Soon after, I went through a period of passing really hard pellet-like stools, then a period of diarrhoea. I've also been having stomach aches, but they are mostly very mild: they certainly haven't stopped me eating or anything. About three weeks on, I've just about lost the stomach aches completely, but my BM are still rather wet and loose (tomato skins still intact), and pale in colour (but not as loose as diarrhoea) and not necessarily as frequent as usual. It feels quite a relief when I do have a BM, but the feeling doesn’t last very long. There’s also been a lot of gas and rumblings, and some rather unpleasant smells. I’ve also noticed a very tiny amount of leakage on a few occasions.All through this period it's been quite painful (or at least rather achy) sitting down for long periods. The problem is that most of these things are annoying rather than painful!I finally got a doctor's appointment today, and he says very observantly that things 'down there' obviously weren't working as well as they should (as if I didn't know). He prodded and poked my tummy, but nothing really wrong, so he reckons it's a 'backlog' which needs to be cleared so that things can get back to normal. He's prescribed some sachets of movicol which he hopes will case it to settle down. I have had episodes like this in the past, so I guess I am suspicious of IBS. What do you think? I'm fine otherwise (apart from being a bit fed up!) and am only 26!