Re: fiber pills
I have UC and have taken fibre capsules for a very long time.
They are good for many reasons....first, they're a prebiotic for probiotics (which you should also be taking).
Second, they help in cleaning the digestive tract as fibre does.
Third, they exercise the digestive tract...evening peristalsis, spasming, and helping regulating bms.
Fourth, they bulk AND soften stool.
I use Metamucil or SuperStore brand capsules. Not Walmart brand (I think there's artificial sweetener or aluminum in them or something I don't agree with, can't remember).
I take them WITH meals, not between. You can take medication-with-food -medications since the fibre is used as a "food" and with food".
I started out with one capsule with meals for a week, then upped to two with each meal, then upped to three, etc.
I eat two major meals a day, so I'm at 6 with each meal. You can take 15 per day...so work your way up.
Make sure you drink a full glass of water when taking them. I take all 6 at once (used to taking a lot of pills/supplements at the same time..I never do one at a time.
They are a huge plus for anyone.
So, what meds are you on for your UC....and is your UC throughout or limited (wo where)?
It's all a matter of perspective!
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Last edited by quincy; 12-27-2011 at 12:59 PM.