Re: metamucil: pill or powder?
I have tried metamucil, citracel, and fibercon. I tried tablets in citracel and fibercon. They were not consistent for me at all. And when I got up to 5 to 6 tablets a day, I actually got impacted and had more constipation problems.
With the metamucil I had a lot of bloating, diarahea. I couldn't find a balance.
My mother in law recommended "Benefiber" in the powder form.
Well I tried it. And it works wonderful. I take the powder form. I started out with 1 Tablespoon in 8 oz. of water and then I drink another 6 to 8 oz. of water. I have been taking 1 tbsp. every night at suppertime for about 5 weeks now. And it is consistent every single day. It has a slight flavor and mixes really well in water. It has 3 gm. of soluble fiber per tablespoon. And it causes no bloatness or gas, like metamucil and fibercon did. You should try it. Just try 1 dose same time every day and see how that works for you. My mother in law has been using it for 6 months now and is very consistent for her also.
Last edited by blueskys; 11-12-2005 at 06:00 PM.