We all know that IBS is a complex beast and what works for one doesn't work for another but I thought I would post some info that may be of value.
My IBS has been under much better control over the last 18 months or so and I think I put this down to advice I took from this book:
Professor John Hunter (2007) 'Irritable Bowel Solutions' Vermilion Press
The author describes different types of IBS symptoms and suggests approaches linked specifically to these different types. It explained certain things to me and, following advice for the type the author suggests I have, things have improved.
I can't say it is entirely down to this. Life is somewhat less stressful now and I had also used Michael Mahoney's IBS Audio Program 100 (gut specific hypnotherapy CDs). The hypnotherapy CDs were very pleasant and may have had a supportive and cumulative effect but I strongly recommend the book.
I should say I have nothing whatever to do with the book or its author in case this is thought to be an advert!!