Hi I am quite new to the site, but feel I must share by IBS experience. For 3 -4 years I have been suffering with IBS (D) many visits to the doctors who told me it was stress related , many pills have been swallowed and slight relief for a day or so. Through this site I found the link could be food related which I had been telling the doctors and so I plucked up the courage to have a food intolerance test privately as the doctors would not recommend me as they said it was not accurate. A month on and it has worked! Wheat,lactose and oranges are the main contenders which seem to 'hate' me. I am taking no pills. If only I had known this years ago I could have had a life with my children going to the park, outings, walks in the countryside without constantly looking around for a toilet and I am sure having panick attacks when I couldn't find them. It's worth a try!Good luck to fellow sufferers, I have been there and hope that I do not return but I shall keep a link to this site ITS GREAT.