... I feel for you! I have similar issues. Mine all started after a hysterectomy in 2006...never had bowel issues before that. It was really bad the first year or so post-op. I had severe diarrhea...about 8 times a day. I requested a stool test through my primary care doctor and it showed an abnormal level of fat / (fat malabsorption / steatorrhea) but no leukocytes (evidence of... (16 replies)
... post about two years ago and it changed my life. I've been taking two psyllium caps three times a day for almost this entire time. Now I have no more aches or bouts with cipro and flagyl, and no more down time from work. ... (8 replies)
... I also take Equate psyllium twice daily. I eat fresh fruit, and a toss salad daily. And drink Kefir twice daily. All to aid digestion and help have normal BMs. ... (11 replies)
A person needs 25 to 35 grams of fiber daily to have normal BMs. It needs to be a combination of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Insoluble fiber is about 98% of fruits and veggies, nuts, seeds, and the outer part of grains that is used in cereals-- the bran. It causes the intestines to produce contractions that move food through. Also too much of just this... (1 replies)
... psyllium from Wal Mart twice daily and several psyllium capsules. This amounts to about 7 gms of fiber daily. ... (23 replies)
... I eat rice, oatmeal, corn bread and veggies like broccoli, aspargus, brussel sprouts, cabbage, squash, onions, zuchine(sp), carrots, beets.
I even get chicory root in the yogurt I eat. -- 3 grams per serving.
All of these are low calorie foods.
I also take Equate(psyllium) twice daily and sometimes I take oatbran tablets.
I also drink about 8 glasses of water daily. (1 replies)
... I take Equate twice daily for a total of about 7 grams of psyllium daily. ... (5 replies)
... I have taken psyllium for over 20 years and I take the powder form from of Equate from Wal Mart. ... (5 replies)
... I like and use Equate from WAl Mart it seems a little courser than Metamucil and it cost about half. ... (11 replies)
... I do take the equate psyllium, just wanted to try something else in hopes it would help with the bloating also..and the deal with water for me.. ... (15 replies)
... I take Equate from Wal Mart. One dose has a third more psyllium in it and it cost less and seems to work as well as Metamucil. ... (3 replies)
... I didn't feel very good taking a fiber that wasn't to be found in nature. It really bothered me. So, I decided to switch to a psyllium fiber. ... (9 replies)
... I tried taking plain psyllium and I went back to not being able to have a B.M. ... (5 replies)
... Hi MarLer. I don't really have much to offer but just wanted to say that I had a similar experience after an unwarranted hysterectomy in 2006. Severe diarrhea ensued shortly after surgery. I don't know if it was from the prophylactic antibiotics they gave me or some surgical injury. My BM's had an abnormal level of fat which led my gastroenterologist to suspect a problem with... (6 replies)
... I use psyllium seed husk powder that I mix with water to make sure it is well dispersed. I use the plain type sold by the Vitamin Shoppe. ... (5 replies)
... I make sure I get enough by taking psyllium seed husks powder twice daily. ... (17 replies)
... Other forms are Metamucil and Equate from Wal Mart. ... (8 replies)
... the Equate brand from Wal Mart. ... (2 replies)
... free the Equate brand from Wal Mart. ... (3 replies)
... Metamucil and Equate brand from Wal Mart as well as many others. ... (7 replies)