i've had ibs for years now. i guess you could say i've just grown used to it. i still hate it though. but, who actually doesn't? here's my problem: i have bad kidneys and am diabetic. so, taking calcium or most things along those lines is not a good thing. i tried the pills and the chews on separate occasions. i get kidney stones if i have too much calcium. frankly, i'd rather live with getting the D. my doctor tells me to be very careful about my eating habits. i feel some days like i live on immodium, rolaids, emitrol and lactaid. any ideas on help that may just lesson the amount i take? if i know i have nothing to do that day, i go without as much as possible and just stay in the house.