First of all, thanks everybody for your replies. For some reason I didn't get any notice in my email on them, and just discovered them online now, so sorry for the delay.
Flax seed is also something I am allergic to, I discovered when I went on a totaly health whole food kick a few years ago. Citrucel sounds promising, but I hope it doesn't have acid/citrus in it, because I have acid reflux and have to stay away from acidy stuff unless I want to deal with heartburn all the time. I'll check it out, but if it causes stools too wide, no way, as I am recovering from a hemorrhoidectomy and my butt hole isn't flexible like it was before the surgery, and stools too wide have actually ripped me since the surgery.
I have a box of metamucil wafers here but wheat flour is actually an ingredient in the wafers, and that made me think if the metamucil people weren't cheating a bit, and putting wheat in there to make the stools move, as if the psyllium husks weren't enough in wafer form. Oh, well.
The oatbran pills sound good, only I wouldn't know where to find them---do you have a product name for them that I can try to search for? The only drawback on that Harry, is that I already eat 3 cups of instant oatmeal a day and it doesn't help me to get soft or bulky stools at all. But wheat bran does, only I'm allergic to it. I can take wheat bran on a short term basis, but not for life.
It's hard when you have multiple alleriges, have acid reflux and have a condition called sjogren's syndrome, which leaves you with too dry intestinal innards. Before I had my hemorrhoid surgery, I thought my stools were just fine. I thought pushing was okay. Now I know my stools were too hard, and I was constipated according to the doctor.
So far I'm not doing too bad on some bit of wheat, but I'm just waiting for my body to do a 360 like it has in the past, and then cause me terrible pains and diarrhea due to the wheat.
I'll check out the citrucel and try the oatbran pills, but I also appreciate if anyone has any other tricks up their sleeves they could pass on. My pharmacist is too expensive to deal with, he compounds stuff but at high cost, and I can't afford to pay $100 a month for some special fiber supplement.
mlgable, I will try the powder, but as I said the metamucil wafers have wheat flour. But I've never gotten hives from gluten, so I don't think it's the gluten.
Thanks for all of the input and suggestions. I was joking with my husband today about how I'm having to spend so much time just learning all about getting good stools that I'm going to end up being a certified stool-ologist.