My incident was caused from an auto accident. The baby I was carrying and died crushing my bowel with the seat belt. That caused the pain and constant flushing. I lost so much weight I was passing out and was in the ER for fluids about a dozen times. Donatol is also very addictive but works so much better than clonopin. It is a combo of medications including an anti seizure. I weaned off that and just watch what I eat. I don’t have a big diet but I am also considered an “obese” BMI. The loss of weight isn’t an issue anymore. Now I can’t get the weight off. I continue to have IBS and just use a heating pad and watch my food. Ginger tea helps. Avoid soda. Of any kind. Watch sugar intake. Stringy veggies. Red meat. Like I said 20 years of this it’s improved but I doubt it will ever get better. If you and your doctor are ok with benzodiazepines it’s your choice. The way the world is going I don’t want to be on these and not be able to get them.