I'm like the rest of ya'll, just try and rest 'til it passes, though on particularly tough days, I will take A (1) pain pill.
Gina, try adding ground flax seed to your daily diet to get rid of the IBS. It HAS to be the seed, though, not just the oil, and it MUST be ground just prior to use, not ground and stored. Start with 1 teaspoon daily and SLOWLY build up to 2 tablespoons per day. It has a great nutty flavor, as is good sprinkled on cereal, salads, yogurt, even ice cream (
), or, my daughter just like to munch them plain. The oils turn rancid fairly quick, so they cannot be exposed to heat (such as cooking with them or the oil), but can be kept in the freezer to be used as needed.
Flax has a soothing effect on the stomach and intestines, is loaded with essential fatty acids (the Omega's), and adds much fiber. I have not had IBS since starting this several years ago.
hope this helps,