Thanks for your reply Sarita. I have read many of your posts and you are very noligable on IBS. I guess we have all been through the ringer, literally inside & out! Yes, I have been on probiotics for years. Last were the pearls. My Doc wants me off them while on the antibiotics but he had me recently on Flora-Q2 Dbl. Strength and I had good results with the C I usually deal with. He said they contain bicilis and not the lactos which I have sesitivity to. It confuses me because I can understand the antibiotics killing off both the bad bacteria as well as the good but you would think you would want to load your system up with good bacteria just to keep things in order??? Also, I have read so much on this subject and there is so much conflicting information on diets. I was told to stay off anything gassy - i.e. raw fruits & veg., fructose and most sugars, starches, I am lactose intolerant....so after researching diets...I am left with rice & meat (not red meat) & fish. I guess once things are in order again I can get back to a normal diet but I am basically living on water and air. I am so sick of chicken and rice! I could go for a big pizza, chocolate cake and a Captain & coke! It would kill me but this is killing me too. Wish me luck on first time eradification. I have been down a really long road.