Re: Hi Newbie here in need of help
Do you have Zelnorm in the UK? That seems to be the new drug of choice for IBS-C. I just started taking it, so I can't tell you how effective it is yet. Other people here may be able to.
You should try the psyllium. You can take capsules or get it in a drink mix. Metamucil is probably the most famous brand. Just be sure to drink it down with plenty of water. It tends to swell up into a gel when it comes in contact with water, and it's possible to get stuck in your throat if you don't "wash" it down with plenty of water.