I've had horrid IBS since I was 9. It comes and goes in phases for me. When I'm super stressed, my intestines pretty much take over and ruin my life. I take lots of immodium and levsin (Rx) and i keep my levsin with me when i am working, because you will never know when you really need it. I also take ginger for nausea because it doesn't cause constipation that zofran does. Regular exercise does helps and yoga; I like to think that it "tones the intestinal tract" Taking a good probiotic may offer some occasional help. Yes, and stay away from gluten. Most of us IBS suffers react to gluten and dairy also.