I decided to search out for those suffering from IBS symptoms like I was, so that I can recommend what helped me. I would like to tell you all how and why I found this, but it would take too long so I will cut to the chase. I found Acidophilus capsules. I research online and found it to say that it is beneficial to those suffering from the bad abdominal pains and diarrhea associated with IBS. I went to my local Target and chose one by Origin. I began taking it right away, as I suffered from those symptoms throughout the day on a daily basis. It's been 6 months and I can't begin to describe how it has changed my life. Now I have regular calm bowel movements and do not experience the stabbing pain in my abdomen or feel like I can't go anywhere because of fear I will need to run to the bathroom. I used to get instantly sick if I was under a lot of stress, ate anything with soy sauce, ate ice cream or had any dairy foods. Now I just take one capsule in the morning with breakfast and that's it, I'm off to a good day. The Acidophilus I use is by Origin, 60 capsules for $4.24. Different stores have different brands, but they are the same thing. You can do your own research on it and you will find that it is a Probiotic that fights the bad bacteria in our bodies. I highly recommend it, you will feel the difference the very first day.