You seem to be the board expert in fiber. When I was having my most horrible pains, I was told to take fiber, miralax, levbid and probiotics. I did as told and around the same time my gallbladder was removed for not functioning. I seemed to have gotten worse after that. I was still being religious about the fiber and miralax - I'd do anything to feel better. They ran more tests and nothing was really found. I finally stopped taking the fiber and miralax and.. started feeling better.
I understand too much fiber can cause problems too, so how do you know what amount is right for you? I am terrified to start taking any. I'm not having the horrible pain I was having before (it was constant) but I still get these cramping attacks a couple times a month and now a dull ache/pressure under my left ribcage (typically after eating). I want to be better all the time, not some of the time. I sound greedy now, because I used to cry everyday from pain and now I'm not... but I'm tired of hurting.
Is there a way to find out a dosage maybe, per size person or is one brand better than another? I also found miralax caused severe nausea for me, unless again, this is something I should take a smaller dose. I'm just scared to try
Side note: I've never been a "regular" person. I've only had BMs a couple times a week my entire life. My gastro said that some people can do that and be fine.. and I had for years. I can't seem to go more than that no matter what I try.
Thanks for any suggestions.