I have IBS and found probiotics were useless. Tried several kinds recommended by GI and integrative medicine MD. All probiotics did for me was to produce more gas—just what I don’t need!! Have you seen a registered nutritionist? I am on the Low Fodmap diet which has really helped control my symptoms. Almost never have that”gotta go right now” urge. This diet is VERY restrictive and you need to work with a nutritionist to implement it and see if it works for you. I also saw an integrative medicine doctor. She recommended some supplements which have helped stabilize my weight. I have lost 40 lbs—too much but at least I feel human again. Going out to eat is a real challenge (especially with both IBS and GERD limitations)but I now have found some restaurants that offer a few things I can have. I sure miss my Mexican and Italian favorites, though!
Life Gordon. Good luck to you!