Hello all my name is Renee and I am new as of today. As my user name indicates I am trying to stay positive. Its not always easy is it? I know today I am having a very hard time. I sufer predominately with the C aspect of the IBS.I was thrilled to find a support group like this out there. I too share some of your thoughts about Docters just wanting to find a bandaid for it.Here are some of the things I find work well for me. I know you have probably heard it all before but if it helps someone thats all that matters to me.Digestive enzymes: I have no idea what I would do with out my enzymes they save me from a lot of pain!WATER: I drink at least a half gallon of water a day. If I don't I pay for it!FOS: Another supplement I can't live withoutMetamucil: Even though it causes gas I don't go with out it.It is so great to be able to come here and see I am not "alone" in this whole IBS thing. You all really understand what it is like to suffer with this. My spouse is very supportive and so are my friends but you all really "get it" You know what its like to leave with this ####. Or lack of ha ha.I am very excited to learn of this magnesium. I am going to the store right after work to try it with my supper. I am nervous about taking it due to the nausea it causes some people but I need to do something different today. I am going on 3 weeks with a very bad flare up. I was extremely depressed when I found this today. Thanks to you all I feel like I have some hope again.God bless us all and I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.