Before IBS:About 1.5 years ago I started getting really really bad heart burn. I started eating Tums like candy. After a few months, everything went back to "normal" but then the IBS started. I thought it was due to some food I ate at the time.Fast forward to now, I find that the things that help my IBS go away the most is eating tons of altoids, pickles, or anything high in vinegar.I stumbled upon "hypochlorhydria" while researching peppermint oil. It seems to fit many symptoms related to the IBS. I don't have any of the outwardly visible symptoms though.Has anyone found hypochlorhydria to be a contributing factor to their ibs, or have a background like mine?