I am confused as to what type of fiber would be best for IBS-D, currently I take Jarrow Fiber Perfect which is a blend of psyllium husk, probiotics and algae. It seems to do OK for me but I still have lots of rumblings after eating and still the occasional bout of D after eating. Should I even take fiber? I hear that it can help bulk up your stool but I always thought fiber made you go more and I don't really need that! I usually do not take other meds except when I go on vacation. I find that when I am in hotter climates like SE Asia my IBS D acts up a lot worse and I will have to take Bentyl for fear of getting sick while backpacking around. Bentyl makes me feel weird/confused so I don't take it that much. When I travel I usually just don't eat anything all day except for bananas and maybe some digestive wafers to avoid trouble. I try to keep a food diary but results are inconsistent. I find that red peppers and certain kinds of raw veggies/coffee/caffeine set me off, is that normal? I love to travel and I think about this way too much now. On my regular "everyday life" schedule (not traveling) I will usually only have bouts of D 1 or 2 times a month and that is usually around my period. However, sometimes the unexpected happens and I end up hanging at home when I should be out and about. How many sufferers of IBS D also have major allergies? I am wondering if there is a connection there and how it relates to the irritability of the bowels and mucus production ( I usually have quite a bit of mucus with stools). I have tested negative for celiac but my hmo does not provide for me to see a GI doctor and I always wonder if I have something more serious like IBD or Crohn's but how would I know without being fully tested? Any advice appreciated!