... It is normal to have mucus when taking fiber that acts like a cleaner. It will go away with continued use!! ... (2 replies)
... I've been regularly taking Metamucil for the last week or 2. I have been doing ok with it, but I've noticed that there is a lot of mucus that comes out every day. Has anyone else experienced this from Metamucil? ... (2 replies)
... Carry on with the Metamucil. Mucus and gas is normal and it is just the bowel clearing out. Persevere and it will pass. ... (4 replies)
... I am a big believer in using a water soluble fiber supplement like Metamucil or Citrucel.It is a safe bulk stool forming agent that can be taken daily. ... (4 replies)
... Hi Janet,
It sounds like you are not drinking enough. When you take capsules that may not open until in the intestines, you have to drink more water than normal. Everyone's different and you don't know how fast food/caps travel in you GI tract.My wife takes caps but she live with something to drink in her hand and we know she has a fast transit time. Where as I have a very... (5 replies)
... Hi all! Its been a long time since I've posted here, but I wanted to share with you what I've been doing for my IBS-D, and how its helped me get out of the house and enjoy myself a bit.
Some history...I've suffered from IBS-D for over 15 years. What started out as a minor annoyance totally controlled my life. I wouldn't leave my house until after 11am (that was on 'good'... (3 replies)
... I've been taking Metamucil for the past 3 weeks and my stomach is behaving horribly. ... (7 replies)
... make the muscle in your intestine contract and work better. Soluble fiber is a bulking agent and will expand your intestines and sorta act like a cleaner of the mucus in your intestines!! ... (6 replies)
... Leakage of mucus. This mucus smells like "poo" for a lack of a better term. It is minimal, but sometimes not that minimal. ... (1 replies)
... It sounds like you are not getting enough fiber in your diet. Try taking a water soluble fiber supplement like Metamucil with enough water with each dose. It will bulk up your stool and make you regular.It will also clean out the mucus from your intestines. ... (1 replies)
... some mucus in the stool, fatigue, muscle pains, racing pulse, occasional lighteadedness, trembling, some sweating at night, flushed face, had not improved. ... (4 replies)
... I tried metamucil for awhile. my stools differ. sometimes when I wipe I have some mucus and sometimes I dont. ... (5 replies)
... I HAD BASICALLY the same symptoms as you..thin stool alot of mucus, took metamucil and my stool increased but had mucus and brown jelly like substance. constipation ..lumpy looking stool.. ... (4 replies)
... After three days with Metamucil, all seems to be normalized. My stools are round again, and thicker (greater than 1", and growing - I hope not much, or I may have problems to pass them :-) ), mucus is almost dissapeared, but now I has a lot of flattulence. I hope it's still normal. (8 replies)
... Yes, this is perfectly normal when you start Metamucil. It is your bowel cleaning itself out, so you would expect to get mucus.
It takes about two weeks for your system to get used to it fully, but when it does your bowels will settle down, although you may still get mucus. (8 replies)
... with a lot of mucus and something like brown gelatine. Mucus was as thick thas it was adhered to toilet paper. ... (8 replies)
... fact that you have such severe belly pains and belly aches could be indicative of something like ulcerative colitis rather than IBS. Do you ever have blood and mucus in your stools? ... (17 replies)
... You need to and also to drink plenty of fluid. If you are constipated then it is helpful to drink prune juice and start some Metamucil twice daily to help regulate your bowels. Your belly may be bloated at first, but stick with it and remember to increase your fluid intake with the metamucil. ... (2 replies)
... As you know everybody is different and what has to be done is general in nature. But, I have found everyone that has IBS is intolerant to one or more foods and you have to find out what causes you problems.
As you know there are entire books written about what you ask---here is a very short version.
You need to eat a diet with plenty of vegatables and fruit.You do this... (2 replies)
... you should have it checked out by a doctor.Just to be safe. Also, there are some things that cause you to have more mucus than normal like dairy products. ... (1 replies)