Hi,IBS has found another victim..ME!I been following this webs site now for more than two month and have learned so much. I don't know why it took me so long to write to your guys. I guess I just had to come to terms with this illness on my own. One year ago I gave birth to my son..my dreams finally came true. After a beautyful and eventless pregnancy I encountered a terrible postpardum time. I had panic and anxiety attacks accompanied with diaherria. I never had any problems with my stomach before. I used to think I had a stomach like a bear. I could eat anything.I seeked helped for the panic attacks and was able to overcome them after 5 month. In January 2000 I started with a diet called Herbal Life, which was recommended to me by a friend who lost 50 pounds on it. During this time I experienced little spells of stomach pains and occasionally diaherria. I stopped the diet but still had stomach pains sometimes. After some tensions in my relationship I notices some bowel changes, but nothing major. Than I had some take-out food and things got rolling. I had diaherria, pain and terrible cramps. It never went away. I consultated my doctor and of course I got the same story. There is nothing wrong with me it must be in my head. I was send off with Zoloft and Levsin. I refused to take the medication and started my own research. After a six week waiting period I finally had an appointment with a GI doctor and a colonoscopy. He told me that their was only a slight inflammation in my colon and I was diagnosed with IBS. I started my own research on this subject me. I started with counseling, biofeedback, acupuncture, some changes in my diet and connected spiritually with god. Sometimes I think IBS is my wake-up, call becaus I am changing my life in a positve way. My bowel movements have almost turned back to normal, but I can't resolve the pain and cramps. The pain is always with me. Sometimes I still think something else is wrong with me, as I had to take a lot of antibiotics after my baby was delivered and frequently have problems with yeast infections. But unfortunately no doctor will listen to me. I have not yet tried metamucial but I am currenlty taking caltrate. Thank you for listening, hope to hear back from you!God bless you!