I am on Zelnorm and it has helped a lot but its not perfect. I am finding a few things combined with zelnorm really makes it more potent. I take citrucel twice a day (not metamucil which causes gas) but citrucel causes no gas and helps you regulate yourself (remember its a fiber which is CRUCIAL if you have constipation) and secondly, primal defense (probiotic) which makes me feel good inside. Keeps toxins in check and makes me work a lot better
First thing to remember, when you are asking any doctor about nutrition i.e. supplements, etc they generally aren't too bright. You may know more than them.
Doctors ONLY receive 4 hours of training in nutrition in med school. Does this make them qualified to give advice on nutrition. I don't think it does. Its sad that so many problems can be helped or solved with the change in a diet or the understanding of the many wonderful things out their that can help in the way of supplements ....
I have literally been to hell and back again with IBS....I know its awful and frustrating. Hang in there. One doctor did tell me something that I keep trying to remind myself you have IBS you have to find a way to live with it. When I get down I try to think of it and then try to rack my brain on how I can improve to make IBS more copeable ie diet....supplementation.
The GOOD thing is they are coming out with new supplements all the time which really help