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Posted by MICKo
on November 16, 2000 at 12:11:13:
In Reply to: Re: psyllium posted by TK on November 15, 2000 at 13:54:01:
thanks for your advice tk. Mick.
: I have had IBS for about 12 to 13 years or so. It is a pain in the butt (literally -- smile), but there are things you can do to help manage your problem. The first would be to find out what foods you are sensitive to. You can do this by an elimination diet (starting off real bland and gradually adding foods back in) or you could simply keep a journal of the foods you eat and note when you have "problems" and see if there is any relations. Then I would simply cut these foods from your diet. I can't eat things like lettuce, corn, popcorn, raw apples, etc. Everybody is different though so you must do this on your own. I do recommend the psyllium fiber. You can use Metamucil which contains psyllium (or a generic brand) or you could get psyllium capsules. That is what I currently am taking. It works nice b/c it helps keep you regular. I'm not saying its a cure all, you will still probably have attacks to certain trigger foods, but it does help out tremondously. I find I'm not running to the bathroom after every meal like I used to do. Well I hope some of this information helps. I never heard of the other item you mentioned -- sorry I can't be of help in that aspect. Good luck to you! TK
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