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Old 07-30-2004, 10:15 PM   #2
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Re: Bad Pain and alternating between...

rush,
Sorry about your problems!!
I think if you take a water soluble fiber supplement daily it would make you regular w/o straining. It is safe and it works for diarrhea as well as constipatiion.
Just start off slow because it does breakdown by intestinal bacteria --- ferments and causes GAS but the gas will go away with continued use.
Make sure you drink enough water with each dose. I use the less costly type from Wal Mart Equate --like Metamucil.

Isn't Caltrate mostly calcium and I think it does slow your system down but you also need a magnesium supplement to help with the cramping and spasms. ---400mgms daily.