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Old 12-02-2007, 12:07 PM   #1
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Question Metamucil and Cramping

So I've been on this metamucil/pro-biotic/vitamin C regime for over a month. I was constipated, had diareah..etc. It worked complete wonders for me.

So once in a while, maybe once every week-two weeks I get this insane cramping and I go to the bathroom and it's like I lose 15 lbs into the toilet. It's not diareah, it's bulky but a tad on the loose side. I feel SO much better after this happens. But, I was wondering if it's caused by the Metamucil? I know it gives me a bit of gas, and if I'm gassy I can predict that this cramping will follow, and I'll have to make that trip to the pot.

I have normal stools any other time when I'm taking this combination of things. And I feel fantastic, it's just once every one to two weeks that I have this semi-explosion.

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Old 12-04-2007, 02:51 PM   #2
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Re: Metamucil and Cramping

Do you take any type of pain medication? I have a very much the same thing going on with me, but I take Methadone for chronic pain. I take Probiotics because I had C. diff a couple years ago, and I started on the Metamucil to help regulate me a little. I have IBS, and even with the opiate painkillers, I was having diarrhea that's why I went to the Metamucil.

The same thing happens to me about every week to 10 days. Usually, it's soft bowel movements, but then wham, the big one!! I still haven't figured out why, but this did not occur before I started with the Metamucil and before I had C. diff. I also seem to have a lot of flatulence since I've been on Metamucil. I won't trade it though, I've been much better than I was before.

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