Okay,I have read some of the posts on the site but I would still like some help from anyone out there with any suggestions on how to "cure" symptoms of IBS.I had my gall bladder removed in Dec 04 due to extreme pain. I thought that all of my problems would then disappear. In march this year however I started to get extreme cramping pains & nausea that got so bad I would start vomiting. I also seem to get alternate bouts of constipation & diarrhoea & so I am loathe to take any medication for curing either of these for fear that I would get the other. Stress is a major factor, which unfortunately I can't do all that much about in my current job. As far as diet is concerned the only thing that seems to trigger it is brown bread?? So I have to eat white bread!!! Sometimes I feel bloated but it doesn't seem to matter what I eat?? Does anyone know what helps the cramping pain, because it is terrible!!! Someone suggested peppermint oil but that does not work!! Any help would be very much appreciated!!!Angie!