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I was diagnosed with IBS about 3 years ago, and no matter what i try nothing helps. However in this period i've had erythromycin twice for different illness and all of my symptoms have dissappeared for around 4-6 weeks only to come back again.

I'm questioning if it is actually IBS that i have, as nowhere have i found that Erythromycin helps IBS.

My symptoms include:
1. Constipation (i can go but it can take ages, and the stool is always loose or small pieces)
2. Bloated in the lower abdomen region
3. Acid Reflux
4. Fatigue (This is probably the worst as i never seem to have any energy, feel very weak all of the time, and find it very hard to get out of bed in the morning and very slow to wake up!)
5. Loss of appetite
6. Excessive wind (from both ends)
7. catarrh at the back of my throat
8. headaches

I've had a colonoscopy and an endoscopy both of which showed up nothing.
I also had a Stool test (about 7-8 weeks after a course of ERYC) and that also showed up nothing.

I am at a loss as i don't think it is IBS but my GP is pretty sure that it is, but cannot explain the symptoms going away after the ERYC.

Does anyone have any ideas??

:confused:

I should also mention that i have travelled a fair amount including India and South East Asia