Metamucil. IBS Tales Home > Treatment Reviews > IBS Supplements > Metamucil. Metamucil is a fiber supplement made from psyllium.
It is designed to add bulk to the stool and so help waste travel smoothly through the digestive tract. It may be marketed as a bulk laxative because it adds bulk to the stool. Psyllium, the main ingredient in Metamucil, is a soluble plant fiber.
If you are looking for fiber supplements to add more fiber to your diet you may have come across or read about several fiber Products. Benefiber and Metamucil are two.
If you are gluten intolerant then it is worth noting that the Metamucil powder and capsules are gluten- free, but Metamucil wafers contain gluten (one of the ingredients is wheat flour). Although Metamucil is often marketed as a laxative it can actually be useful for both diarrhea and constipation sufferers. For diarrhea sufferers the extra fiber make the stool firmer and more solid. For constipation sufferers, the extra bulk can make waste food softer and easier to pass. There are several varieties of Metamucil. The standard variety comes in a tub and is in the form of powder, which is mixed into water and drunk.
A sugar- free version of the powder form is also available, as well as apple crisp or cinnamon flavor wafers, and an individual capsule form. If you are taking the capsules then be aware that one formulation of the capsules is called Metamucil plus calcium, and the added calcium in these may help to reduce diarrhea but would probably not be good for constipation sufferers. Metamucil side effects. The most common side effects of Metamucil are gas and stomach cramps. REVIEWS OF METAMUCIL. Review by Judy I was diagnosed with IBS in December 2.
ER by ambulance with terrible diarrhea, but I kept thinking it would get better. They gave me powerful antibiotics and two scripts to have filled which were 5. I don't remember what they were there. They didn't tell me this is something I will have to live with the rest of my life. I have been taking a tablespoon of Metamucil per day for a month now and it has helped me control the bowels to at least get to the bathroom here at home. I am going to a gastric doctor just for a second opinion. I am 7. 2 and had had a colonoscopy two weeks before the ER visit but they said that result was OK.
All dieters are tired of trying time and again to lose weight only to fight a losing battle with an ineffective supplement. My love of diet products is only bested by.
I had never heard of IBS but it is no fun. I usually go five or six times for about two hours. I have horrible farting and cramping as well.
I heard that Metamucil can help by bulking up the stools. I took one teaspoon last night and I had my first formed stool in I don't know how many years. I have been probably six times today but it has all been formed. I had a little uncomfortable cramping for two or three hours but I have read that it will pass.
I am going to stick with this because the pain of diarrhea and the embarrassment of smelling loud gas has got to go! I have had IBS all my life and I have tried Bentyl, Lomotil and other opiates. I was taking between 1. Imodium a month on top of the other drugs and nothing really worked. The Metamucil dosage that works best for me is eight to 1.
The key for getting Metamucil to work was starting with the standard dosage (six pills) and working up from there. A good indicator with Metamucil is getting your poop to float. It sounds strange but once you have achieved the floating poop your dosage is spot on. Again, Metamucil has given me my life back, I no longer need to carry toilet paper and a spare pair of underwear everywhere I go.
By the way, there's no need to buy the branded Metamucil, the generic works just as well and is cheaper. I have also had anal fissures, probably because of constipation with bouts of diarrhea.
I went to my doctor two weeks ago because of problems with the anal fissure recurring. She recommended that I started taking Metamucil in the morning and evening. After a couple of days I started losing my appetite. After another couple of days I got seriously bloated.
I quickly noticed that although I was taking fiber and drinking lots of water, my bowel movements did not seem to increase. After 1. 0 days I got really bad stomach pains in the form of cramps that would make me curl up. I also felt dizzy. I stopped taking Metamucil.
It's now three days since I stopped and the stomach cramps have stopped. I now have really bad diarrhea - the Metamucil finally coming out? Unfortunately this diarrhea has worsened my anal fissure symptoms! I was even hospitalized at age nine due to severe stomach cramps and running to any available bathroom as fast as my little legs could carry me. This is back in the 7. I was diagnosed with the classic 'nervous stomach'. Fast forward a few decades and my life is run around my bowel habits.
Can't go out too early in the morning, or if I do, don't go too far. I have been known to leave a full shopping cart in the supermarket aisle to run home to use the bathroom. I have had two colonoscopies already.. I felt sure colon cancer was just around the corner. Yes, I know that one affliction doesn't tie into the other, but your mind goes a little crazy sometimes. I am personally familiar with every bathroom on the Garden State Parkway.
Last year one doctor recommended Metamucil and I immediately kicked that suggestion to the curb, remembering the awful taste and how sludgy it was from my childhood. It was so gross I couldn't get it down. Last month someone recommended it to me again, saying it's come a long way since the 7.
All right, I thought, I'm getting a little desperate. I'll try it. In an instant my life has been changed forever! It tastes great and dissolves completely. I take it twice daily and I can't believe the difference.
I'm pain- free and not afraid to leave the house anymore. I will be taking this product for the rest of my life. I am not heavy, but I have had trouble losing those last 1. I read that Metamucil could aid in helping me lose weight by relieving my constipation. I tried the unflavored one as recommended. I was so disappointed!
My constipation got worse, and I got terrible gas and pain that actually woke me up at night and befouled my entire home, not to mention caused embarrassment at work! This went on for five days of me sticking with the Metamucil. At one point I considered going to hospital because the pain caused by gas was so severe! Finally in desperation I took a stimulant laxative - actually, one didn't do it. I had to take a second one the next day, and then the problem was finally resolved. I'm now taking acidophilus and I find that this a much gentler way to become regular. I would love to add more fiber as well, so I may try Fibercon next.
Metamucil powder, coarse- milled, unflavored, one heaping teaspoon in 8oz of juice followed by 8oz of water every morning helps the constipation the best. Stick with it.. the gas will get better. I would like to know how much people take each day. I think one teaspoon might not be enough since I still have to take milk of magnesia once or twice a week. The doctor put me on one of the many meds out there for IBS. Three years later I had a follow- up colonoscopy.
That doc suggested I try going off the meds and try Metamucil, three teaspoons every morning. I immediately found that I could eat most of the foods I'd had problems with, and I have been faithfully using Metamucil ever since.
If I miss a couple days, I know it as soon as I eat something that would set it off. So it definitely works and I promote it to others I feel it may help. The painful and embarrassing attacks happened several times a month. I had constipation, severe cramping, vomiting and faintness followed by diarrhea. I had testing in my 2. I was given muscle- relaxing drugs. They didn't help.
I finally had a colonoscopy at 5. The doctor told me to take Metamucil three times a day with meals. The nightmare is over!
My life has changed completely. At times I feel some cramping coming on if I have eaten too many bread- type products, but it passes quickly. The doctor did say that I have a twisted colon, and I think this may have contributed to the IBS.
It felt almost as if my digestion was so slow that I would get a back- up. To think that extra fiber could make such a difference is amazing. I use a cheaper store brand.
Make sure you compare the ingredients. I have found that if I include food containing bran during the day then things move even smoother so to speak. If you are an IBS sufferer please try this product.
I wasted such a big part of my life needlessly suffering from this condition. I was tested for Crohn's, cancers, blockages, etc and the docs decided it was IBS. I was then advised to 'live with it'.
I read the IBS Tales site and decided to try Metamucil and an acidophilus supplement, two or three times a day. I have been taking it every day for 1. I feel 1. 0 years younger (I'm only 3. I used to feel like I was 4. I am more active, vibrant, and pleasant. Everyone I know is shocked by the turn around, and even more in disbelief when I tell them the cure cost me less than $3. I recommend this to anyone!
Worrying over when it would strike was almost as bad as the condition itself. It would usually occur two days in a row, so on the second day I felt doomed. One day my wife suggested Metamucil, and a small dose each day with lunch solved the problem instantly. I have found that Benefiber works as well. I was so sick from IBS symptoms for six years running, I lost 4.
It affected my life so much I truly wished I would die. Doctors fumbled around trying to figure out how to make me feel better. Well believe it or not, one day my specialist was not in and I ended up seeing an intern that day. He told me I should try Metamucil and stay on it once or twice a day. Well I'll tell you, even though I still can't eat too much of anything, I now have this thing under control and feel so much better.
I have to take the liquid not the tablets. The liquid makes me a bit gassy, but if you have suffered like I have, what's a little gas among friends? We discussed the symptoms and he concluded that it was likely IBS.
His suggestion was to eat a high fiber diet. I did this as much as I could but found it still must not have been enough as I was still having problems.
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