Hi everyone,I was diagnosed with IBS a couple of years ago... seemed to come on suddenly..... also had acid reflux. I was put on Nexium. I was on that for a year and a half. My doctor told me to stop taking it if I could as it depletes calcium and iron stores... so I did with the help of a Naturopath. I now take probiotics, herbal pills (marshmallow root and slippery elm). My symptoms are much improved... I used to be in constant pain. I also began seeing a dietician who helped me identify trigger foods. I can manage my ibs but it is frustrating. I always have to bring a meal along everywhere I go... can't eat out much. I have to really limit fats, among many other foods!I hope this will not always be the case.Glad to meet you all!