Hi DC - IBS has a very strong mind-gut - anxiety component.Thanks Eric for posting the info above. Both Eric and I and many here on the BB have had our IBS symptoms greatly reduced through hypnotherapy - Take a peek at this link and also the forum below my name for additional info.http://ibsgroup.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/43110261/m/471103451We and many others here on the BB have used an in-home recorded program called the IBS Audio Program 100 which has been used by thousands of IBS patients worldwide. It does break that anxiety/mind/gut connection - the fear of having an IBS attack, fear of travel, urgency, etc.You can do it from your home - once a day (about 1/2 hour of time) over a period of 100 days, with 5 sessions you listen to according to a specific schedule. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about it. You can find info on the program here: ibsaudioprogram100.com or http://www.ibscds.com for short! (Goes to the same link.Just let me know.There are many avenues to IBS treatment, and what may work for some, may not work for others. When taking supplements, be sure to look at the contents, and note if there are any studies on how the supplement works. Some people have wonderful relief, some have short-term relief, and others have none - everyone is different, so it's hard to know if what works for others will work for you.With the IBS Audio Program, most IBS patients were those who had exhausted every other treatment method, and did the program as a last resort, and wished they had used it as a first line of treatment. It isn't a cure, it doesn't work for everyone due to the wide spectrum of IBS etiology, but it does work for over 90% of those who have completed the program, and continues working after completion as well.