When I started taking D.A. I did some research on the net first. On the D.A. website it says to take 2 for the 1st 2 days for "best results." Now I take 1 a day unless I'm feeling extra crappy, then I'll take 2. Also, I called the hotline and the woman told me to try and take the D.A. at the same time everyday (it helps to keep a schedule when taking pills). She also said it didn't matter whether you took it on an empty or full stomach. FYI... I have been on D.A. for a few months and I think I'll stay on for many more (I bought a jumbo pack on the internet).
I have had IBS for almost 10 years... I am 26 (diagnosed w/25) but have had symptoms since 17 - a senior in high school. I have both IBS-D & C. I take D.A., Zelnorm, probiotics, prevacid (as needed for heartburn), Beano (as needed), Gas-X (as needed) and a womens daily vitamin.... I'm also on the pill.... so I take quite a bit of pills daily. Oh ya, once in a blue moon I'll pop ½ a dose of Immodium.
I think I covered everything, but let me know if I missed anything.
Are you currently on anything for IBS?