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Re: Take More Fiber!!!

Re: Take More Fiber!!!

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Posted by Harry on November 09, 2000 at 01:29:21:

In Reply to: Did I inherit bad guts? posted by Jason on November 07, 2000 at 12:10:06:

: Recently, within 3 months or so I would say, interesting things have been happening to me. It first started when I would have trouble sitting down because of mild pain on my rear. Irritating, but not anything to panic about. I had been diagnosed with hemmorhoids about a year and a half before, so I was only mildly concerned. This was followed by a *constant* feeling of having to use the bathroom, sometimes I would end up going 6 times a day. sucked. Then the symptoms would subside after using prepH and ....equate fiber therapy, I think, with psillyum seed (sp?). Then they would come back with very loose stool for a few days, then constipation, back and forth, back and forth. Now it seems that it changes color for a day or so (really dark brown green? gross, I know, sorry) then back to normal. Also accompanied by nausea (with BM's), terrible cramping (a feeling that diarrhea is imminent, but doesn't happen), and horrific gas (I'm starting to get famous). Grumbling feelings like I'm hungry, but not. It just plain sucks cuz I feel crappy all the time. Haven't had any tests yet, but I'm on the verge of calling a doc. The fiber seems to help straighten things out. My mom has spastic colon attacks, or so she calls them, is that ibs, if so, can I inherit it? Any thoughts from anyone, I'm sick of going back and forth between explosive diarrhea and rabbit droppings. Sorry for the in depth explanations, but it's easy to describe your most intimate workings to strangers.
: Thanks for any and all help, don't be afraid to email me.
: Jason.
: Ps, I also eat alot of yogurt, not because of my symptoms, but just because I like it. :-)

Hi Jason,
Most people don't get enough water soluble fiber in their diet.You need to take Metamucil daily.It is safe and it will regulate your BMs. I think this is what you need until you find out how to eat properly. I replied to a message on 11/2 "Fiber Differences" --you may want to read it.

Spastic colon is another name for IBS. Diarrhea readily depletes necessary nutrients in your system.It causes you to have unusual looking stools. You need to replace those loss nutrients with good vitamins and minerals.Keep eating the yogurt to replenish the intestinal "flora". The plain type is the best and make sure it has L. Acidophilus added.
God Bless----Harry

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