Hello fellow ibs-d sufferers. I am new here. I started a low carb diet yesterday. Today was much better than some days. I only ran to the loo 4 times today. Of course I had to find the rest room while shopping...always a challenge! I'll take 4 trips over 10 any day!I am a little concerned with not getting enough potassium. I have had leg cramps from low potassium when I did low carb in the past. I am pretty convinced that I have a few issues going on...I guess that is common around here! First I think I am sensitive to wheat gluten. Second I believe I have a problem with yeast from antibiotic/prednisone therapy for asthma. So I opted to try the low carb diet since I know I felt better when I did low carb for weight loss about 12 years ago. I can add a probiotic powder to my food. But what do you do to add potassium if you aren't eating bananas or drinking oj? My history consists of cramps and bloating, constipation and diarhea as a youngster. In my teens when I had my monthly cycle, I had terrible cramping and diarhea. As I got older my symptoms increased. I began having bouts of bleeding and extreme abdominal pain which was diagnosed as diverticulitis. My ibs symptoms have been horrible over the last 15 years. I am so tired of it I am willing to try anything! I can't go anywhere and everything revolves around "how I feel". I am sure you all know what I am talking about. Anyway here I am! My dh has ibs with bouts of constipation and diarhea. He has little pain with his symptoms although in the last couple of years he has developed more pain. He suffers with bloating and horrible churning and glub glub glubbing noises that can be heard across the room! He has not had the pain like I get and so he is not as desperate as I am for help. In other words he eats whatever he wants and pays the price afterwards. I hope to learn from you and to be of help if I can be. Thanks!