I haven't posted in awhile. I have been so busy with the kids and trying to feel good. For all that have IBS, does weather change cause flare ups with your ibs? I have been going through absolute hell since July with my lower ribs and around the waistline area. I have had sooooo many tests since then with no findings. I have had blood work, upper gi, barium enema, abnominal ultrasound, chest and rib x-rays, and even had a HIDA scan to make sure it wasn't gallbladder. My doctor is now starting to suspect IBS. I was doing o.k. for about a month and it has hit me really hard again. Pain in the lower ribs and severe pain on the waist area, tons of trapped gas..which hurts like hell and constipation and dirreaha. Does this sound like IBS and I have noticed foods like spinach, salads, patatoes...bother me big time. However, does the weather change also play a role with IBS? Also, does anyone have ibs so bad that the pain is there 24/7? Thanks for listening and hope someone can give me some advice.