I am so glad to find this group. Everything has gone great for several years. Started making kefir at home (got the cultures from a scientist friend and this kefir contains trillions of the good guys rather than just the billions you get in stuff yo buy). Only did it to get my friend to shut up but after a couple of weeks, I found it super helped. I decided I didn't have IBS any more and only took the kefir sporadically and 10 days ago got the worst flare up ever. Horrible diarrhea, incredibly painful cramps, awful constant gas and bloating. And, as usual, I decided I had cancer or pancreatitis and ended up in urgent care. Still scared until I got on this site and found people who'd endured flares for weeks/months/years. I guess that's what it is. I hate IBS!! Love this site and you fellow IBS warriors!