Have you seen your regular doc (or a GI specialist) about your symptoms? It really irks me when docs give the IBS diagnosis without running several tests (blood, stool, scope). If you haven't seen a doc outside the ER you really should. IBS symptoms mimic many other ailments symptoms.
What is Colfax? I tried to Google it but all I get is a city or person, no drug. Is it helping you?
If you do have IBS you'll have to learn stress management and how to eat properly. Low fat diets are a must. Lots of IBSers have trouble with raw veggies, especially apples, caffeine, fried/greasy foods, carbonation, and dairy.
A lot of us on this board use a heating pad and drink tea to help with the pain and cramps. Many people on here take calcium as well to help with diarrhea (D). Do you have D???
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