Hi. I assume the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome was suggested to you?
Have you had a gastric emptying study and a ct scan of your abdomen?
Yes they did say I had ibs. No I haven't had the tests you mentioned
I'm thinking of gastroparesis although my doc is quite certain it's not that
Well IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion--made when all other possibilities are ruled out.
This sounds like it might be gastroparesis and that's why I asked about the gastric emptying study which I would do were I your doctor. Another possibility would be a gall bladder problem--either stones or an improperly emptying gall bladder, and the ct scan and a HIDA scan would check for those. Finally, there may be a problem with your pancreas not making sufficient digestive enzymes and I would check your amylase and lipase for that.
Finally, there are more effective medications for IBS like Bentyl or Levsin.
I can only make suggestions here since I'm not your doctor so you need to discuss all this with your doctor
Let me know if you need any more information Suzanne