... 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)
... Taking too much of a bulking agent fiber of course will make constipation worse because it just bulks your stool and does not cause your intestines to do any work like contract the muscles. ... (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. What helps one person may not help another it's a process of trying things and figuring out what works for you. I've heard that IBS-C benefits from magnesium supplements and IBS-D benefits from calcium... (9 replies)
... Could all of these symptoms be attributed to a magnesium defiency? ... (9 replies)
... The abdominal and back pain may be caused by lack of calcium and magnesium in your diet. Cramping and spasms are caused by this deficiency. You need it anyway to prevent Osteoporsis. To absorb calcium you also need Vitamin D. ... (1 replies)
... I have to say that IBS can be helped as follows:
Metmucil fiber supplement twice daily. Helps diarrhea and constipation. Take with enough water though, at least 6 to 8 glasses.
Live yogurt/Acidophilus caps/Probiotic supplements. Re-balance intestinal bacteria and can help stomach pain, diarrhea and bloating.
Calcium supplements. Helps diarrhea as it helps the... (1 replies)