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What IBS medication were you prescribed that didn't work?
Did you take it for a long time?
I;m still waiting for a reply to my request for additional information so I can help with your question.
Since it's been two years, I would suggest you see the gastroenterologist again for testing to see if it is gastric refulx, an ulcer, hiatal hernia, etc., all of which can cause the symptoms you're experiencing. It probably isn't IBS. Symptoms of IBS are in the lower digestive tract, not usually the stomach, under the rib cage. That is more likely to be hernia, reflux, or even a gallbladder problem.
I'd also eliminate the gingerale, unless you are making sure it has lost all of its carbonation prior to use. Carbonated beverages of all kinds are known to irritate a sensitive stomach.
I wish it were possible to diagnose what it is online, but of course it isn't. You will need testing for H. pylori (in case it's an ulcer), new blood work, and possibly another upper GI scope.
Please let me know if you need additional information about this.
Do you mean that all your symptoms were in your stomach, under your rib cage and they diagnosed IBS?
Good gracious! Then this time I recommend you see a different gastroenterologist.
See the diagram below of the diaphragm (which separates the stomach from the lungs), and the stomach, and intestines. You will note that the intestines are under the stomach, not under the ribs.
I also suggest you read this article about IBS.
I definitely think you need a second opinion.