I want to thank everyone for writing to my post and their input on my post regarding ozone curing irritable bowel. I'm new to this wonderful forum!(I initially read about ozone therapy for curing diarrhea in Ronald Hoffman, M.D.'s book "Seven Weeks to a Settled Stomach".) Ozone was used initially to try to cure AIDS but as a side benefit, nearly all were cured of their diarrhea! Here is some further information on ozone and some help below on how I finally got rid of terrible cramping, bloating, nausea and gas with my irritable bowel.I spoke toa gentleman today who had irritable bowel for 15 years (loose stools,urgency..you know!) and then he developed Crohn's after undergoing a lot ofstress.He underwent the three days of ozone treatment and improved remarkably andthen did some rectal insufflation. He is cured today. He was the impetusfor my giving it a whirl next week.One of my alternative doctors also recommended ultraviolet blood irradiationfor me but it is much more expensive. ($1000 to $1600) Also I developsevere Herxheimer reactions with yeast die-off and this method of UBIkilling of yeast is much more efficient so I am going to go slow and ozonekills fungus at a slower rate. Ozone therapy will be about $350.I have nothing to lose at this point. I am VERY ill, on disability becauseof so many bowel movements during the day. I spend most of the day in bedor on the couch because I am too weak. to walk. Traditional doctors havedone NOTHING for with me with their antispasmodics or antidiarrheals!NOTHING!The ONLY relief I have ever achieved so far is with the antifungals ofnystatin, Sporanox and oral amphotericin-B. Dr. Elmer Cranton at http://www.drcranton.com discusses this three prong approach. http://drcranton.com/CFIDS.htm#CFIDS Paper http://drcranton.com/yeast.htm are the specific sites to go to. This combo basically abolishedall the cramping and terrible bloating and severe gas I hadBefore I took the medication, I would react to any and every food it seemed, beef, chix, grains, milk, rice, vegetables. You name it, and it would cause immediate bloating and SEVERE discomfort, bloating, pain and cramping! However after a few weeks of medication therapy, I improved dramatically with less discomfort. Months later I had minimal discomfort and some days none now whatsoever! However I still have multiple bowel movements and can't seem to cure or get rid of therest of the yeast. So overall I've had a 50% imnprovement. I had a 4+ yeast overgrowth on the Great SmokiesComprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis stool test. (Ashland, NorthCarolina).If anyone gets this test done, PLEASE be sure to get (unfortunately!) themore expensive one as it is MUCH more accurate than the cheaper test.FIVE board certified doctors said I had irritable bowel, and they have donenothing for me! At least I am getting some relief with the antifungals andproper low carb/no sugar diet.Hope this information helps you. If anyone does get the Great Smokies testdone and has yeast overgrowth, please let me know. I'd like to correspondwith you! Their web address is http://www.gsdl.com/ and their toll freenumber is 1 800 522 4762. They will supply you with a list of doctors inyour area who does this test. While I know there is great controversy infinding yeast in the stool, AT LEAST this test and its recommendationshelped me 50% in my symptoms.FOR THIS I AM TRULY GRATEFUL! I seem tohave a problem of growing resistant to yeast and then have to changeantifungals so I am still working at it.I had another friend of mine who was diagnosed with irritable bowel also by traditional physicians via colonoscopy etc. I suggested that he get the Great Smokies lab test done for yeast and he had a 2+. (Mine was 4+) His symptoms are similar to mine except he is able to hold down a job. He has loose stools on occasion, urgency, gas, bloating. This is why I encourage everyone who was diagnosed with irritable bowel to try getting tested for yeast at the Great Smokies Lab, their comprehensive stool test. Your symptoms may be completely resolved with the proper diet and medication!