"yea me too" answers have been great for me. I don't expect anyone to give me one answer which will cure all but a response like this shows that I am not the only one. A valid reason for people to use bulletin boards. Sometimes other peoples experiences show that your own are "normal". We don't know what is directly attributable to IBS but then nor do the medical professionals. AS is obvious from peoples replies we are all searching to find something to cure and the IBS symptoms are very varied and different to each of us. If someone says "yea me too" to me then I thank them just for letting me know I am not alone. It was a fellow sufferer (not a doctor) who put me onto something that has dramatically helped my IBS - so keep the yeametoo's coming.