Hello Vicky - I will take your advice and buy some of the herbs you mentioned. I dont exactly know if i have IBS but everything I read points to it. What is realy strange is that I seem to react to the stress at work. For example, I can be ont a three day weekend with my family and not have one single symptom and once I walk through the door of my office I start to get bloated and crampy. Does that make any sense to you? I have tested it now for months and it doenst fail.