Re: Symptoms please advise
The criteria for IBS an well as all Gastro problems was outlined by a group of health care professionals that met in Rome, Italy several years ago. It is known as the "Rome Criteria" and you can do a search and find what you may want.
Your GI system works all the time and needs fiber to work properly. I think one of the healthy things you should do is take a water soluble fiber supplement like Metamucil or Citrucel so you are sure that you get enough. Our diets contain too much processed food that we just donot digest very well.
Cramping can be caused by lack of minerals such as calcium, magnesium or potassium.