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Hi I'm a newbie here and have been experiencing IBS D for about 3 years. Docs have checked me inside and out - no answers just a lot of questions and desperately seeking help with the problem. Taking Immodium does not help. Had a few messy accidents - very embarrasing. Tried Doc suggested advice on taking in more fibre - Metamucil. Well...tried it and all I can say is that it didn't work for me. Tried taking fibre cereal - helps a little - just delayed reaction. Don't drink coffee. A couple of cups of tea during the day. Anything you can reccomend would be of great comfort. Have D usually in the AM after eating breakfast. Tried cutting out toast/bread, eat cold cereal, cut out eggs, eat yogurt, etc. Guaranteed 20 minutes later sitting on throne for 10 minutes or more with D! I work so this problem has interfered with my getting to work on time and/or rushing into bathroom when I get there! Please HELP if you can.
 

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Morning is often a bad time for IBSers as that is when the colon is most active.You might look at LNAPE's Calcium threads on the OTC section. A fair number of people have luck with that.Imodium 2X a day at a dose low enough not to constipate you is another option. I would try to get the morning dose in before breakfast, by 20-30 minutes if you can. Antispasmodics before a meal can sometimes do the same thing (Levsin or Bentyl prescription or Peppermint)Some people end up getting up and extra hour earlier in the morning to allow time for bad IBS days.Questran is a bile binding agent that can be used to control IBS-D as well.K.
 
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