Sharky, I found with my IBS that an antidepressant helped. I take a derivative of paxil and if I try to go off, my IBS really acts up. You might talk to your doc about an antidepressant. Often, people with IBS have an imbalance of serotonin and that's what causes the IBS. Levsin dried me out something awful too. It was really a bad feeling.
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well, IBS, Colon resection Nov. 2010, now in remission
inflammator arthritis, asthma, skin scleroderma, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, nexium, pexeva (paxil), synthroid, cozar, advair, plaquenil
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA. Positive ANA speckled pattern