Irritable bowel syndrome is never totally conquered but some relief can be obtained by (1) Having allergy testing done and not eating the foods to which you are allergic (2) Taking 3 calicum pills with little or not magnesium in them. One before each meal. This calms the diarrhea. (3) Or when it is really bad using Imodium AD or the prescription Lotronix carefully. These are the things that have helped me. Good luck.