I think you will find that MANY of us began life with IBS after having our gall bladders out. It seems to be a pretty common problem. Now whether it is part of the IBS or is at times a cause of the ibs...... WHo knows. Personally, I have also suffered ulcers on and off over the years (mostly when I first got the syndrome, although the doc now suspects that I may have them again.)------------------Praying with Bettie for a cure for this NASTY IBS!