Hi Caroline, this is my first day on the site and response on here. I read your letter and I can sympathize with the way the doctor's have handled your situation. Moving to a new state put me on a rat race to find a dr who would handle this with care and compassion. I researched the dr's in the area on google and it's a struggle. I have ibs D. when I would get constipated, activia was the only thing that helped, but then it would kick back the ibs d. I'm curious if activia would help you until the dr's can help you. I'm just thinking out loud if you have tried this already, I just saw your story and I wish I could help you. The best of luck. I saw about the peppermint tea, Mento's are a godsend. I keep them in the house and in my purse always so I can eat. It does help so much.