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01-27-2017, 10:02 PM   #1
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Does anyone take fiber?

I was at a visit with my primary care doctor today and she told me to take a fiber supplement. I asked her if it causes cramping and she said no, which is against what I would think. Was wondering if anyone takes fiber and how it does for you. I've heard that it can help with diarrhea and constipation, which I get both. Thanks
01-27-2017, 10:30 PM   #2
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My gastroenterologist prescribed Mucillium for me to take after extensive surgery messed up my system
It does not cause cramping and works well for regularity...mostly.
It is the best fibre I have tried and will continue to use it..well I don't have much choice
01-28-2017, 06:27 AM   #3
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There is a larger thread on the fiber psyllium. People wrote in with their experience taking it. If it might help that thread can be seen here ~

http://www.crohnsforum.com/showthread.php?t=13856
11-10-2017, 01:01 PM   #4
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I was at a visit with my primary care doctor today and she told me to take a fiber supplement. I asked her if it causes cramping and she said no, which is against what I would think. Was wondering if anyone takes fiber and how it does for you. I've heard that it can help with diarrhea and constipation, which I get both. Thanks

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I find it is better and more efficient to get soluble fibre from food sources, rather than a supplement where it has been processed. Eating 4 kiwis for example, has roughly half a day of fibre in it, and it is pretty easy to eat!
11-11-2017, 06:07 AM   #5
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I tried Psyllium for a good few months as I have both d & c.I didn't do well on it although I did / do drink enough fluids and water.I have also tried Fybogel powder mixed with water which was only OK.High fibre,0 sugar breakfast cereal works best for me.
11-11-2017, 08:50 AM   #6
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Iíve found fiber actually constipates me. Go figure. I take miralax which works really well for me. That and plenty of fluids. But a lot of people do take psyllium husks; you could do a trial run and see how your body reacts (sounds really fun, I know). When one consultant told me I needed 7 grams of fiber daily I dutifully tried and was constipated for two weeks. Not doing that again!
11-11-2017, 11:26 AM   #7
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I hate con.more than D.....I have a fear of a blockage and needing to go to hospital to get unblocked.Been close a few times.D. I can control with prescribed Loperamide but I'm careful not to over do it.It's about finding a balance that agrees with me.
11-11-2017, 04:43 PM   #8
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