Hi, I'm 39, female, vegetarian. Had IBS for about 7 years - started following a nasty divorce and a sickness bug. Hadn't been to the Drs about it until this week as I found I could manage it on my own. However, I've just been diagnosed with moderate to severe depression and stress and the IBS has worsened significantly. Dr prescribed me the tablets and I took one half an hour before tea (high fibre meal involving alot of chickpeas and cous cous). Within an hour my stomach was somersaulting and I couldn't get up off the sofa because of the discomfort and zero energy levels. I was up all night with severe stomach cramps. This was much worse than I had experienced before.Either this is simply an unfortunate coincidence or it is a side effect. It's not listed as a side effect and my pharmacist didn't think it likely. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm scared to take them again.I'd love to hear anyone's opinion on this.