Maybe not necessarilly "recovered" in the sense that their diets are now permanently altered. They don't have the titanium-lined gut we'd all like to have which would allow us to indulge in pizza for every meal or anything. But I do know of some people who have improved to the point that they consider it recovered.I got my IBS when I was 22 and I'm 29 now. Not much improvement to report here. I have picked-up "tricks" to deal with the problem, but I don't call that recovery. I'd call it recovery if I could honestly say that one of these tricks is 100% reliable---in other words, "If I do/don't do this or that (ie: take certain meds or avoid certain foods), I'll be feeling fine." Haven't reached that point.