I have suffered with ibs for the past 16 years and have still not found any way of really improving the symptoms. I am lactose intolerant and believe I have issues with other sugars also. I have had an endoscopy about 2 years ago,which ruled out colieac disease. My main problem is excessive wind,which can be a real problem at work. I take Valerium capsules to help with my anxiety,which help to calm my body and so eleviate stress. I just feel that even when I try to avoid the foods that I think irritate my stomach,I still get excessive wind,especially from lunchtime onwards. My doctor just seemed to think that there is not alot that can be one really now and just to get on it. Not very helpful really. Does anyone have any similar symptoms or advice.