Hi Zena2, I've just read your forum post and have a great deal of empathy for what you are experiencing. I have been through the same thing in the last 2.5 years and it has been very hard. I went to 5 different doctors...the first 4 could not help me, but the last one, a doctor of osteopathy, understood what was going on and recommended several things which have helped me get things under control. Leaky gut, IBS and candida, along with gut bacteria were driving me crazy and the pain was awful. So here is what the MD suggested...take 4 teaspoons of Living Clay Calcium Bentonite Clay a day with 4 oz water (I put organic apple cider vinegar in the water - 2 tablespoons to help the clay mix up well). In addition to the clay, she has me take 4 x day of North American Herb and Spice Garlex and and another called Fung-E-Cleanzby the same company, both with 4 oz of water. These can be found with a search on the internet. Within a week, my constipation was gone and I became regular for the first time in several years...also no more gut and back pain or IBS, no bloating, nothing. If I don't take everything regularly, the bad stuff comes right back, so I am diligent about it all.
IMPORTANT: When you first start taking the clay, start with 1/2 teaspoon, see how you react (the clay causes detox symptoms, as it is cleaning out your colon - achy body, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, etc). If you feel OK, then continue to up the dosage a half a teaspoon until you are up to 4 teaspoons a day. Every time you up the dosage, see how you feel and adjust upward or downward accordingly until you are at the full dosage. I hope this helps...it sure helped me!