I've had IBS since I was 19, now 34. I had a son in 2002 and did not have any IBS symptoms until last week. I've always known my IBS was hormonal, but was happy thinking that it had gone away. However, I just got my first period last week and guess what? The IBS is back!! What am I supposed to do? Traditionally, I have not taken anything for the symptoms except tylenol, etc.. I've always had a great diet...stopped dairy (until i got pregnant). But I don't want to take any drugs. Is it terrible to think that a hysterectomy is my only way out??