I take a spoon of Metamucil and a spoon of raw wheat germ mixed in a glass of water twice a day (first thing in the a.m. and again around 3:00 pm). I started the wheat germ just as a way to stay healthy back when I first started hearing about it on t.v., but it seems to help bulk things up. If I forget a dose, boy I can tell, start getting grumbly, crampy pains and more liquid stool. Other than that, I haven't taken but maybe 2 or 3 doses of lomotil since I had my takedown almost 7 years ago. If I'm eating a salad or something for dinner that I know will probably bother me, sometimes I'll drink another glass in the evening before bedtime. It might be something that would be worth trying for you. The only trouble I have with the wheat germ is that it has to be kept refrigerated, so it's a pain to travel with. Last trip we took I took a couple of envelopes of plain instant oatmeal with me to use instead, and it seemed to do the trick.