Re: please help me with my one last symptom!
I'm not sure from what you've said, what it is you are trying to control. You say you've had reasonably good control, and that you've only had ribbon shaped stools which you would like to get rid of - I'm not sure anyone here would know how to do that - Nevertheless, if nothing else is bothering you - why be concerned about ribbon stools?
As for the phenobarbitol/bella donna pills, I would agree that taking them for long periods of time may not be good for you. I am guessing that you take them to handle pain? I don't take anything for pain so I can't help you there.