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Old 07-31-2004, 10:38 PM   #4
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Re: Bad Pain and alternating between...

rush,
Psyllium is a water soluble fiber-- the active stuff in Metamucil. It absorbs fluid and bulks up the stool. The worse person that I have ever known with explosive diarrhea was cured using Metamucil. That was 21 years ago and every since then I have taken psyllium and my wife takes it in a capasule form -- I use Equate from Wal Mart twice daily and my wife takes 880mg caps from the Vitamin Shoppe.

I know everyone responses differently but your loose stools could have been caused by intolerances to one or more trigger foods. Evryone that has IBS -- I read somewhere has 1 or more foods.
I have found that the doseage has to be right for each of us because we all have different daily diets with various amounts of fiber in them!!

God Bless---Harry