I was diagnosed with IBS 15 years ago. However, since a trip to Africa end of last year, I am having mostly rough days. I was doing fine with no major dietary restrictions before the family trip, other than beans n peas, and I have been fairly fit and healthy as I'm only in my early 30s. I know now I didn't bring home any parasites or bacterial infections, but for 5 months I have been ruled by my IBs and am fed up. I go from constipated to the opp' extreme, I lose n gain weight, and my drs jus throw tabs at me, but they aren't really doing anything much . i am currently on daily colofac for the first time in 8 years, i had occasionally taken buscopan b4, and was doin great. now, I restrict wheat, meat, no milk just hard cheese, and am doing a daily diary and trying 2 figure out what sets me off.I was wondering if anybody could advise me? I have always enjoyed my food and this is a nightmare, especially when i watch my kids eating everything! I have a dr that doesn't seem to want to help me investigate if anything else could be going on, it all seems a bit new and strange right now, and I guess I should seek a second opinion..any ideas?