I have been IBS"D" with severe cramping for 11 years now, since I had my gallbladder out. I have been on many different meds. I am presently on Levbid,caltrate600,buspar. I have recently cut out all dairy products. Ever since I cut out dairy, I have been,what I call, In remission for 2 months now. All the testing, all the different meds, all the different doctors, and I can't believe it might have been dairy? I still take my meds though, I am afraid to stop. I have had some real stressers going on during this time too, even when I am on my menstral cycle I don't get flair ups. This is something for others like me to look into, hey it won't hurt. I also lost 8lbs in these 2 months, I haven't been able to lose weight in a long time. I'm not very heavy to begin with, but I wanted to lose about 10lbs. I hope maybe I can help someone else with this.