I had IBS since 1983, and went through a litany of treatments, medications and physicians. Starting with Herb Benson, specialist in the Boston's Deaconess pain clinic, and later famous for the "Relaxation Response," try a variety of meds, none of which helped. I went on to some well recommended Internal Medicine doctors, who with medicine and adding grains (much like sandy cattle feed), again posted no real improvement. All tried their best, but found no real relief for me.
My first success was with acupuncture, which would last for about 4-6 weeks, but required constant management.
SUCCESS AT LAST: After one of my wife's colleagues gave her a food that remedied her needing to get monthly cortisone shots in her spine for arthritis, from a grain derived from a seed which contains the highest and safest source of Omega 3s (anti-inflammatory) of any other source in the world. She advised I try it for my IBS. This food I speak of has normalized my bowel function and eliminated pain and irregularity. It has been since March (09'). I would be happy to talk with you about my experiences, if you wish to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best Regards, Bob