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Re: Harry-For those who have problems with fiber therapy.........

Re: Harry-For those who have problems with fiber therapy.........

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Posted by Ann S. on October 28, 2000 at 11:19:20:

In Reply to: Re: For those who have problems with fiber therapy......... posted by Julie on October 27, 2000 at 09:11:05:

: : : : I just found something that has worked well for me and I wanted to pass it on. I have IBS-C, and I have been trying for months to take Harry's advice on fiber. The problem I was having was that metamucil was causing me to be extremely bloated and gassy. I would start then stop and so on and so on. I decided to try taking metamucil in the morning and citrucel in the evening. This has worked very well for me. I read that we should alter our fiber therapies anyway. I guess we could become immune to one therapy. Hope this helps someone. Take Care, Janet L.

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: : : Janet,

: : : Thanks for sharing the info. Here's another idea that worked for me....I bought the psyillium husk(sp?) capsules and did it slowly. For one week, I just took one in the morning with breakfast, then, the next week I took one in a.m. and one with supper, and so on. I went up to 2 in a.m. & 2 in p.m., but that seemed too much for me, so I only do 1 in a.m. and 2 in p.m. I have D type. Ann S.

: : Hi Ann,

: : I am curious---in what way was 2 caps in the morning and 2 in the pm too much. As you know you can be graphic on this board.

: : By the way your message in response to Anna was very GOOD---I wonder why she didn't respond to mine???

: : God Bless---Harry


Thanks for the compliment re the post. I was a little upset with her response insinuating that some of us were 'do nothing for ourselves' complainers, but I thought it was best left alone, since a response would accomplish nothing.

As for the fiber, the # of movements per day were 3-5/day, and the feeling preceeding them was a bit too explosive and urgent. Now, it's about 1-2/day, and the explosivenesss and urgency aren't usually there. It does seem like 1 extra capsule is too little to cause that much difference, so maybe it was just a coincidence and I was going thru a 'bad spell'. Anyway, where I'm at seems to be working, so I think that's where I'll stay unless things change and I need to make adjustments. I'm a little scared as to the next week tho cause I'm going to be having some external surgery on Mon. Hope & pray for me.......I can be such a chicken sometimes! Thanks, Ann

: : I have IBS-C and take 2 fibercons a day in the p.m. Should I be taking them in the a.m. instead of at night?

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