I take 2 immodium before breakfast and 2 either right before or right after dinner. No pain meds. I try to eat dinner before 9 pm, but I'm a bit of a night owl so I don't usually go to bed before midnight.
I don't really follow a strict diet or take any fiber. The only other thing I take is a multi vitamin. I will say, it took a bit of time to get here. On a good day, I'll head to the bathroom about 3 times. On a bad day it'll be 5 (had a really bad day a few days ago that had the number up to 6). I know that's normal for most, but not for me.
If you want to know my real secret though, I'm afraid it's something that not everyone can duplicate. As my surgeon discovered, I just have longer small intestines than average. More length = longer transit time = more fluid adsorption = less trips to the bathroom (thankfully, it also equals little to no butt burn).
Things are being a bit wonky today though. Need to let the effects of the probiotics wear off.