Nice to have you on here Paul!!Where are you from? Different meds are available in each country, but the best general thing that you can take is mint, peppermint, anything like that. So anything natural that has mint in it is great for ibs if your going the natural way.If you wanted over the counter stuff, for the gas and pain you can get an anti spasmotic, again it depends on where you are from on what it is called. But you can ask your pharmacist they are always helpful...Treating/managing IBS is very expensive, Im spending $40 or $50 a week!! It really adds up, but then I think of the alternative and I'd rather spend the money!!Good luck to you and looking forward to seeing your posts!