... It is not safe to take immodium daily as this will dehydrate you. If you have been dx with IBS by a GI doctor, they should have you on prescription strength medicine to control what you are describing. ... (4 replies)
... I have IBS and know the symptoms.. Sometimes I have a regular stool but most often they are soft and thin. ... (4 replies)
... Glad to hear you've found something to work for you!
When I was first diagnosed, it was iBS-D...seemed like as soon as I ate a bite if anything I'd have to run to the bathroom. After some time, I got it under control and would only have flare ups when I ate really unhealthy foods or really large quantities
Now I seem to be at the opposite end of the spectrum - horrible... (5 replies)
... Try to use slow deep breathing exercises to calm yourself down in that in turn will help improve your IBS symptoms. ... (7 replies)
... Hi, I was recently diagnosed with SEVERE ibs and have anxiety anyway so it's really been a nightmare. ... (7 replies)
... l bowel series, abdominal ct scan, gyno ultrasounds and tons of blood tests. All of them come back clean and the gastro dr. says I have IBS. He has reccomended benefiber twice a day and increase my water intake. ... (2 replies)
... t say that most of my symptoms occur in the morning. Actually the only symptom I have that occurs regularly is constipation. I have added Benefiber to my diet and it has seemed to help a little. ... (1 replies)
... At the moment, I don't have a genuine need for Miralax...although I have tried it in the past and for some reason, it didn't do much for me...even at full dose for several days at a crack.
So far, the 3 fiber supplements I'm considering are Metamucil, Citrucel, and Benefiber. I've heard that Citrucel doesn't bloat you as much as Metamucil can. I know that Metamucil is... (5 replies)
... also eat a lot of apples and berries too. But my doc wants me to try a powdered fiber supplement to see if it balances things out for me. Thanks again for the Benefiber suggestion. ... (5 replies)
... I use Benefiber and have been from some time now. It mixes nicely in my water. Sometimes I will even put it into my hot chocolate. ... (5 replies)
... I think it's stress. I have ibs' but i have cramping pain. I take benefiber daily for it. I also had giardia parasite years ago. Got it from water. had diarreahia 24 times in 24 hrs. Was very sick. Beleive the docs. ... (1 replies)
For insoluble fiber i use Oat bran tablets that I buy from the Vitamin Shoppe.
The object is to balance both type fibers with the foods that you eat.
The problem with both Metamucil & Benefiber is both are natural and they ferment during digestion and do produce GAS. But, with continued use gas will go away. Citrucel is a semi synthetic fiber that does not... (9 replies)
There are 2 kinds of fiber-- soluble and insoluble.
ALL meats, seafoods and all dairy products contain NO fiber.
If you get constipated taking too much soluble fiber or it gets worse like Metamucil or Benefiber -- it indicates that you are not getting enough Insoluble fiber or water in your diet-- you need a combination of both for normal BMs. Insoluble fiber... (9 replies)
... C, like I do, for instance, it makes the gas worse and sometimes too much fiber just makes the constipation worse. Metamucil and Benefiber are both filled with so much fiber that I've tried Benefiber and it made things so much worse. ... (9 replies)
... IBS is believed to be caused my a miss communications between the brain and digestive tract. People with IBS are more sensitive that's partly why there is so much pain. ... (9 replies)
... I feel very compelled to write a few words of my recent discovery in hopes it might help someone else.
I've been suffering IBS-C for about 15 years. It is cyclic (10 days before my period) and I've been using medication to manage some of the excruitiating colon pain. I've tried eating this, not eating that...ie no dairy, no caffiene, more fiber, benefiber, more water,... (0 replies)
... I recently have purchased Metamucil and Benefiber to try and relieve my symptoms but so far no good. ... (5 replies)
... You've described my symptoms perfectly. I never know from one day to the next what my guts are going to do. It's something I've just learned to live with after 3 decades!
I go with the flow. If I am constipated badly, I do a magnesium citrate "flush" to get things moving. I take an herbal supplement daily to keep the gut hydrated and to stimulate peristalsis but it... (2 replies)
... Yes, men get IBS also! You're not the only male on these boards. I am certain a few will post responses for you. ... (4 replies)
... That's great!
If you are reaping some benefit from fiber supplements, I would recommend Benefiber over Metamucial as it (the former) qualifies as soluble fiber.
Good luck! (7 replies)