I just wanted everyone to know that I was diagnosed with IBS about 3 years ago and my Dr. put me on Levbid. Before the drug, I would have bouts almost after EVERY meal. Since I have been on levbid, I only have maybe one a month and I DO notice it more before my period (which is unfortunate with everything else that occurs during that time <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">)
You may want to check with your Dr. about this medication. It does make you a little sleepy so I take mine at night. The reccomended dosage was 2 before breakfast and 2 before bed, but that made me entirely too tired. I only take 1 before bed and that does the trick for me. I do try to limit greasy foods and deep fat fried foods. Eating a lot of red meat seems to irritate my stomach the most even taking Levbid, but it still isn't nearly as bad as before the medication.
I had cold sweats, cramping, gas, bouts of constipation.....well, you know the symptoms. Now, I dont have NEAR the amount of pain and suffering. I dont HATE eating anymore and am not afraid of spending an hour in Target if I go after I eat. lol Email me if you have questions. Shaelynn@usa.net