Re: Bowel movements are like marbles
Thank you for the answer. Are you sure you have IBS? This is why I ask......
About 12 years ago there was a woman on tv, Susan somebody who was promoting eating fiber and execise. That was good except I over did it. I was eating cereal and bannanas 3 to 4 times a day plus other fruits,vegtables and bread. I was pretty active, but didn"t drink a lot of water. I started having odd pains in my bellybuton, under my ribs, just general werid twinges mostly between my bra line to around my bellybutton. Sometimes it would be lower. I had a upper GI, a sonagram, and a sigmoid. All was fine. The Doc said it was IBS even though I never had dieahra or was constipated. All this time when I would get these pains I just made sure I didn't eat nuts or popcorn, and also cake or donuts as these things make it worse or may even start it. In the last year I noticed I was getting this more often. On the day before my constipation started I had eaten a lot of fiber and was rushing around, didn't drink much water. Late in the afternoon I got the same pains but much stronger than I ever had before, also had the chills, but didn't feel sick or have a fever. I felt better in a few hrs, but the next day no bm. No bm for the next 4 days. When I finally did have a bm it was like marbles and still is. Taking Digestive Advantage helps a lot, but it still starts out as marbles. The Doc I have now said it is Diverticulas, or poloups ,or could be cancer. I am going to have a colonoscoy the 31st.
Hope I didn't bore you with all this. I see you were wondering when to take the fiber pills. I take them at night and the vits in the am.