Hello all. Wow am I happy to find you! I have silently sufferd with IBS (I think) for ~6 yrs. At first I thought I was lactose intolerant but found that avoiding lactose did nothing for me. I saw a few different doctors over the years but every time I mentioned my symptoms they wanted to "scope" me (talk about aversion therapy)and said there was nothing wrong. So, I stopped going to the doctors. A friend suggested the IBS possibility but said there was nothing anyone could do about it. So, again no doctor visit. I have learned a lot from reading these posts today. Thank You.I do have one more thing to add (hopefully not too controversial). The only thing I have found that really alleviates the pain, bloating, cramping, depression, and anxiety is marijuana. I know it is not the most healthy thing but it really helps. Has anyone else used this? Thanks again. I hope I did not offend anyone.