Hi all,I just discovered this bb last night. So good to find so many people who know what it's like to be suffering with this miserable disease although I wish we didn't have to!I've had IBS for 15 years - D type. To any people newly diagnosed, it gets better the longer you live with it because you learn how to deal with it more. Thanks Linda for the info. on calcium. I never heard of that before. I'll try it and let you know.