If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS, one of the best things you can do is start identifying your triggers. Download this Daily Trigger Diary and use it to track your symptoms and identify your triggers, whether they’re diet, lifestyle or stress related. Simply print it out and fill it in for a few weeks, then take it with you to your next doctor’s appointment. It’ll help your doctor better identify the right treatment for you and help you get greater control over your symptoms. This isn’t a quick fix. It’ll require motivation and quite a bit of effort. Some days, you’ll think it’s a total schlep. There’s no more effective way to figure out what you need to do to get control over IBS than this simple dairy.