How long have you had your symptoms? I have suffered with IBS in the past. Probably for about 10 years off and on. Now it's back I think. I started getting heartburn last year, prob from hiatel hernia. I think that is what I have. It's a little bump that pops up above the belly button. Now my symptoms are heartburn again, but with severe gas and bloating. I tried prilosec, but it's really hurts my stomach and cause more heartburn and gas, and constipation. Right now, I am taking just 2 pepsid a day, with Lactulose, which is a type of stool softener, and it takes away the heartburn, but omg does it cause more gas and bloating. It is hard to figure out the right answer, my dr. has diagnosed me with dyspepsia, heartburn, gerd, hiatel hernia, and tried tons of meds. I am also at my wits end. I think I also have globus, (the throat tightening) It all stems from nerves, stress....I have 5 kids, and 2 are step, and it is hard to juggle all this, and also own a business. I think it would be better if I just had a 9-5 job, and let cleaning ladies come to my house. Then I wouldn't get to see the kids as much and that would be horrible. Anyway, maybe they will see something with a scope. I had a cat scan done, and it was clear. I think I may have a bit of an ulcer, if you ask me. But who knows. I just keep praying!
Good luck, try to stay sane. I know how you feel! I love the mornings because it's starts off ok, so far, because I haven't eaten yet. Just lattes in the morning. I do decaf, but I don't think it's good for my stomach. I can't give up everything though.