I suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, at least that is what myself and my GP think. There are no official tests for it unfortunately. I have had all the symptoms for a long time... the worst being constipation which sometimes then goes the other way too! This is my third day on the laxatives that I am prescriped (sachets). It has sort of started curing the problem today so not as constipated as I was. However, now suffering I have been having horrible abdominal pain, mainly on the right hand side all evening. My stomach feel really bloated and all I keep hearing is like a bubbling / popping sound I guess in my colon, intestines and / or bowels -who knows! It's making me feel really miserable. My stomach hurts and finding it difficult to do anything. I took a tablet for IBS this evening which I have taken before. I still feel like I need to go to the loo but can't properly. It's the bubbling etc and bloating / cramps that are upsetting me the most. I just wondered if this is normal?? I have experienced this before but forgot to mention this to my GP. Any advice would be appreciated. I am at a loss as to what to do / try next. I keep drinking fluid as that is one thing they suggest for IBS.