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

Too much fiber?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-21-2004, 01:18 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 15
huesofgreen HB User
Too much fiber?

I've been having a giant flare up of IBS symptoms for a week or so now. In the past it was usually only when I woke up in the morning that I had severe stomach pain, and it went away after I passed a bowel movement. Now that doesn't help and sometimes I have a bought of pain and diarrhea anytime during the day. (I did in the past exeprience gas and bloating throughout the day, just the pain seemed restricted to the morn).

I'm going to try to lay off the dairy for a week and see if that helps. But dairy hasn't significantly triggered problems in the past. I will do anything to have this bout of problems lighten up. It's really getting in the way of functioning.

They say to increase fiber, but I am a vegetarian, so I get quite a bit of fiber already. But I'm going to try taking a fiber supplement more regularly. Is it possible that I'm getting too much fiber? Or maybe the fiber in my diet isn't water soluable?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-22-2004, 04:32 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 15
huesofgreen HB User
Re: Too much fiber?

I actually think the problem may be salmonella, from eating almonds. The ones I have aren't from the date recalled, however they are from a brand that was recalled. And my symptoms match for salmonella. But there isn't anything that can be done for it. But if it's still severe tomorrow, then I may go into the doctors.

Old 06-22-2004, 10:58 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Charleston
Posts: 5,526
Harry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB User
Lightbulb Re: Too much fiber?

You certainly may not be getting the right kind of fiber. You may just need more soluble fiber and as you know there are alot of fruits and veggies that produce gas/ bloating.

I wish you well---H

Old 06-23-2004, 02:06 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 952
GettingWellAgain HB User
Re: Too much fiber?

there were almonds recalled? when? where? if you know, that is
p.s.-i hope it ISN'T salmonella. i think having ibs might even be better than that!
Vestibular problems, CFS, adrenal issues.

Old 06-30-2004, 02:16 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 27
nsmith4366 HB User
Re: Too much fiber?

I quit eating StoneyField's yogurt after they began adding the fiber INULIN to it - just did me right in - talk about GAS. Ugh. Why go change a good thing?

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Is it really Ibs, anxiety or too much fiber scarlett8591 Bowel Disorders 2 01-09-2010 04:36 PM
HELP! How Does Everyone Add Fiber? creativeconcept Bowel Disorders 16 10-18-2007 04:18 PM
Harry, a question about fiber Jou Jou Bowel Disorders 2 05-04-2007 10:07 AM qwerty3 Diet & Nutrition 13 04-09-2007 04:52 PM
Confused about which fiber to use? consider acacia fiber. donegal27 Bowel Disorders 2 03-08-2007 12:41 PM
Fiber during a Fissure Tear buzz_saw Bowel Disorders 1 01-28-2007 07:40 AM
Fiber Pills???? princess72 Bowel Disorders 6 12-17-2005 11:02 PM
Fiber? StoneTemple Diet & Nutrition 4 09-24-2005 10:42 AM
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 11:10 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!