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Old 08-12-2006, 11:31 AM   #2
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Re: Hi Newbie here in need of help

Do you have Zelnorm in the UK? That seems to be the new drug of choice for IBS-C. I just started taking it, so I can't tell you how effective it is yet. Other people here may be able to.

You should try the psyllium. You can take capsules or get it in a drink mix. Metamucil is probably the most famous brand. Just be sure to drink it down with plenty of water. It tends to swell up into a gel when it comes in contact with water, and it's possible to get stuck in your throat if you don't "wash" it down with plenty of water.