I finally visited a specialist yesterday, who told me that I definitely had IBS, and was definitely treating it the wrong way. Turns out everything I thought was good for me (only whole grain carbs, lots of veggies, lots of water) was actually bad. He gave me a huge list of foods to avoid, and it's going to be quite difficult to make the change (particularly the NO COFFEE, which has been helping me have a morning bowel movement regularly for the last few years since I started drinking it). I have to admit that having IBS-C and spending the last 10 years avoiding anything white and starchy, I am a little skeptical that this white bread only diet will help. He has reccomended I take Metamucil regularly, so I guess that will provide me with enough soluable fibre to be okay. I have been on Heather's site before and read her diet, but always thought that it wouldn't work for me. Now it seems my doc is reccomending the same thing, although there are a few confusing differences. He did not mention milk as something to avoid....in fact, he encouraged me to drink it to help get down the metamucil. Also, he told me to stay away from certain foods, such as soya products and corn, that are very prevalent in Heather's diet. Also tomato sauces and anything spicy or acidic. I also apparently have anusitis (due to all the time I've spent on the toilet no doubt!) so some of these reccomendations may have been b/c of that. I love to cook and eat, so I really want to find some recipes that will work with my new diet, but am afraid to try Heather's because of these differences. Have any of you experienced similar reccomendations?