Hi everybody,I decided to give at least a week to tell you about my results so far with the Vivonex.Of course the first 2 days were tought because you have to eat VERY, and I mean VERY light meals. Second day I tried to eat a light turkey slice with a piece of toast, and I got a lot of cramps.So I stuck with chicken broth for 5 days, and now I'm returning to my normal light diet: avoiding sugar as much as I can, low residue foods and a measured amount of carbohydrates (Pimentel's diet).I still can't tolerate my home made chocolate, which I was able to before, so I guess I have to wait a little more.So far I can only say that I don't think the Vivonex made a quick punch, and I don't expect to improve any further. I still have the aftermeal cramps and the gut rumbling (you know, the funny noices inside).My main symptom has always been the pain, specially after a D episode.But, there's a little hope after all. My second major symptom was bloating. I always felt like a living balloon, almost everyday since my IBS started, with its ups and downs of course.However, after the Vivonex, the bloating (so far but steadily) dissapeard completely. I won't say yet its over for sure, but I'll be posting about this every week to keep track.Till then, I'll just like to recomend everybody else who's thinking on doing the Vivonex without the antibiotics, to think it twice. Perhaps the Pimentel Protocol requires you to first try them and then, if necessary, do the Vivonex diet.My best wishes.