!!! If this helps even 1 person I'll be happy. I've had IBS -d for almost 12 years, started after childbirth, stress of raising kids? age? I'm not sure. I noticed it had been worse around "that" time of the month. As a science person I tried almost everything-5 HTP, calcium, lactaid, meditation (forget that!). Finally I tried the Digestrol--and noticed the pills were really not much more than digestive enzymes. So I tried GNC Super Digestive enzymes--1 after I eat anything but a snack-- and WOW, I can actually leave the house again!. I noticed a change within the first 2 days. I make sure I take at least 1 enzyme a day.I still have some occasions of IBS--but not anything like before. Give this a try, it may help. I remember searching the discussion boards for any clue that would help me, but I never remember reading about
digestive enzymes. And, they were only about
6-10 dollars for a medium sized bottle.