Diet - you could try a low residue diet. Do a google search, you'll find lots of links. This is also known as the BRAT diet. Which makes sense when you think about it - your GI tract is inflamed and raw and you may find plain foods agree with your gut right now over high fiber, spicy foods, etc.
Food journal - keep one. One page for each day. Record every single thing you eat, drink, if you take meds that day, if you were sick with a cold and if you're female and of age for this, if you had your period then too. Which can set off D sometimes. You'll notice a pattern after a while and can pinpoint which foods/beverages agree with you and which ones that do not.
I'll let others here mention meds, probiotics, but I have found that diet is key to treating my IBS-D. I live on plain foods, day in, day out!
See the other thread about slowing things down. I listed all the foods I eat 24/7.
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening
All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!