Hi. I'm new here and have read a lot of threads on this BB today. So many different solutions and helpful advise which seems to help or not help people since everyone has different outcomes. For the last couple of years I have always had loose stools. Never C. Occasionally I have a flare up of acute D with painful cramps. For the last 3 weeks I have spent a lot of time running to the bathroom with D. I have been to numerous sites, read countless, books and seen SO many different conclusions.Everything from eating 2 coconut macaroons a day to the specific carbohydrate diet. I finished reading that book last night and just threw it across the room in frustration.I've been avoiding most dairy for a long time now, but Im one that hasn't narrowed down my triggers. My experience for the last 3 weeks has made me feel extremely fatigued, sore and has brought me to tears. I also feel it has affected me emotionally. I feel depressed too.I have been taking vitamins, herbs:5HTP, St.Johns Wart and I even tried Cat's Claw.I've gotten to the point on some days where I was afraid to eat anything. Yesterday, I decided to try to flush my system out, fast for a few days and try again. I felt weird taking Citrucel when I just experience D. I also purchased Acidophilus and took one of those along with the Citrucel. I was expecting to have a evening with D, but to my surprise I woke up this moring with no urgancy to go and the movement I eventually had was soft not D. I find it odd that I took a laxative and it seems to lighten the load of D. Or was it the Acidophilus? After reading the threads today I'm thinking of trying the Caltrate and see if that helps me. I know this has been long and I thank you for letting me share. This condition has made me feel so alone and frightened sometimes. It also has made me feel guilty since I haven't been helpful to my family in the last weeks since I've been so sick. I'd appreciate any thoughts or advice. Thanks in advance.P.S. With all the reading I've done I never saw a reference to a symptom that I have sometimes. With the onset of painful gas and/or D. my mouth fills completely up with saliva. Maybe some of you have had that symptom?