I have only just registered but have been reading the boards here for over 12 months. I suffer from cramps, bloating and huge amounts of Gas, A couple of days ago I came across this book:The IBS Starch-Free Diet by Carol SinclairI am on my third day of following the diet and it is amazing. No bloating, a considerable reduction in gas and no cramps. Basically you cut out anything with starch.....no bread, potatoes, pasta, cooked vegetables, wheat products, rice. Acceptable foods: Eggs and Dairy products, fruit (not bananas) Protein foods (meat and fish), raw vegetables and salad. Most drinks ok including alcohol.I have tried all medication from my GP, Chinese acupuncture, dairy free diets, caffeine free, and this is the only thing that I feel is actually working.I now feel very very positive. It seems a very restrictive diet but there are a lot of recipes in the book and as dairy is allowed I can fill up with a milkshake!! I really wanted to tell other sufferers because I cannot believe I have actually found something that helps. I hope it is of interest to some of you.