It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-26-2004, 10:03 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 35
gillcrow HB User
Fiber a Culprit?

Too much fiber, apples, salad, fiber supplements all seem to make me just more bloated and constipated. Does that make any sense?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-26-2004, 11:39 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Burnet, Texas USA
Posts: 4,304
Misty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB User
Re: Fiber a Culprit?

Yes, that makes sense. It is best to incorporate fiber in small amounts at first and then gradually increase amount as the body adjusts. Always drink plenty of water.

 
Old 07-26-2004, 11:57 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6
shoey111 HB User
Re: Fiber a Culprit?

Great question! I've recently wondered if I'm ingesting too much fiber. I was on vacation recently and was eating a diet fairly low in fiber (and was concerned), although my system seemed to be working well. I returned home to my normally high fiber diet and I've been in agony.

 
Old 07-28-2004, 12:19 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 60
Lisa43017 HB User
Re: Fiber a Culprit?

Fiber makes thing much worse for me. Have you checked out the book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle - Intestinal Health Through Diet" by Elaine Gottschall. It explains why. The specific carbohydrate diet has pretty much eliminated my IBS.

 
Old 07-29-2004, 05:36 AM   #5
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 35
gillcrow HB User
Re: Fiber a Culprit?

Thanks for the responses! I have been away for a few days with my mother having an emergency hospitalization to have 2 more gallstones removed that were still plugging her bile duct from her gallbladder removal 2 weeks ago. i'm thinking that the stress of everything has made the constipation worse. I have put on 3 pounds in the last, what seems like, just five days or so. (My diet was very high in fiber last week)I'm completely bloated and sick at my stomach. Have any of you used acidophillus to help with ibs and does it work?

 
Old 07-30-2004, 09:44 PM   #6
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Charleston
Posts: 5,544
Harry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB User
Re: Fiber a Culprit?

I alway take a water soluble fiber supplement twice daily along with a high fiber diet. I just don't eat enough of the kind of fiber that absorbs water and with fruits and veggies I get too loose BMs.

And I eat yogurt at least twice daily along with several probiotic supplements to keep the friendly flora right so I don't get any bloating.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
High fiber foods? Wuai Bel Ree Open to All Other Health Topics 6 04-19-2010 12:16 PM
Back issues may be Si joint culprit dee46 Back Problems 0 04-19-2010 09:02 AM
small fiber neuropathy gang II anwis67 Neuropathy 18 03-24-2009 01:41 PM
high fiber, leg and back pain? Barbara_Ann Thyroid Disorders 2 06-25-2008 05:30 PM
Fiber isn't helping jmkeefe001 Pregnancy 7 01-15-2008 05:07 PM
Harry, a question about fiber Jou Jou Bowel Disorders 2 05-04-2007 10:07 AM
Confused about which fiber to use? consider acacia fiber. donegal27 Bowel Disorders 2 03-08-2007 12:41 PM
Better watch your fiber types! Canimakeit2 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 14 04-19-2005 11:41 AM
Question about fiber Gene123 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 1 04-29-2004 11:00 PM




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:16 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.com™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!