Talk with your healthcare provider
Your healthcare provider can be an important part of living with IBS-D. There are many possible causes of IBS-D, and the symptoms you experience can be different from other people with IBS-D. Your symptoms may even change over time, so keep your healthcare provider informed about everything you experience.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your healthcare provider about all of your symptoms, such as abdominal pain or diarrhea, when your symptoms started, their frequency and severity, anything that triggers them, and how they may have changed.
Be sure to talk about any lifestyle changes you have made and all of the treatments you have tried, even if you were not satisfied. This will help your healthcare provider determine what other options might be right for you.