Hello Dave. I'm sorry to hear of your condition. When I first started having my ibs problems, I found myself going to the hospital a few times too. And I suffered a lot of bad stomach aches. I dont know if the cramps your are feeling are like mine are, but most of the time if I take GAS-X, it will take my tummy ache away. I know cramps and tummy ache are two different things, but I wish I would have known about it when I was a newbie ibs sufferer. Good luck.