Oh, Nor_TX you are so right! I NEVER take anything I read about here or that other people tried UNTIL I talk to my doctor. I only do what he recommends regarding doseage, etc. I also take gas-X pills. I also take Imodium prescribed and Pepto Bismal but only because he said they were ok in moderation. Like I take Tylenol every day for arthritis but only the limit advised! I have faith in both my gastro doctors. One sent me to the more experienced doctor becaused he was "stumped" on what more to do for me. They are conferring and my NP keeps me up to date and answers my questions. The only way it should be - in my opinion!