New to the forum but a 25 year IBS-D sufferer. Mostly I believe from stress, but have recently decided to see if I should be cutting out any reactive foods to help. I've never tracked my food before. Crazy, I know, but I've been blessed with the ability to 'forget' the IBS unless I'm actually having an attack and my IBS has never stopped me from doing something (although it's been quite interesting at times, lucky for me I have a family with a sense of humor and patience). Over forty now and just getting tired of it. I have attacks (pain and no pain) at least weekly, sometimes 2 or 3 times a week.My question is this.... most of my attacks are in the am, mostly on weekdays (although not 100% on both). If I do have food issues, could an attack in the morning be from something I had eated the day/night before. Or is a IBS-D attack from food usually soon after eating the offending food?I hate the medicine from the doctor (used to be donatol, but now prescribed levbid but I just won't take it because it makes be feel awful all day instead of just the 20 minutes or so I'm having an attack). I just a few days ago started the calcium pills that were discussed in another thread and am quite hopeful. Does anyone also have a suggestion of a food to start with in elimination - dairy maybe? I know every one is different, but I'm looking to start with a likely source? Thanks for any answers/advice in my quest to finally give this thing a decent battle and show it who's boss!