Fiber supplement question for pb4

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ski bum
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   Posted 5/2/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Pb4, first I want to thank you for sharing with us your hard earned knowledge regarding a kinder and gentler treatment of crohn's disease. I thought you just might be the one to answer my question. My doctor told me to take a fiber supplement in the form of Fibercon tablets - 1 tablet, 3x/day. So far, I've taken one table/day for three days. I'm 10 days post-resection and have not been able to eat much. In your experience, have you found it better to take the fiber supplement during the day, around meal time, or at night? If I skip a meal or two, should I skip the fiber supplement, or should it be taken regardless of how much you eat during the day? I guess that was two questions. So far, I've been taking the one pill between breakfast and lunch. Any suggestions?
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Ileocolectomy 4/08.


pb4
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   Posted 5/2/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ski bum :) You're so sweet and thank you!!

I take mine at night just before bed with PLENTY of water regardless if I've eaten much in a day or not and regardless if I've eaten enough fibre for the day or not (which I pretty much do cuz I eat alot of fruits and veggies daily).

I also only take one (prodiem, similar to metamucil and such) because I've found that one seems to help fine, always increase slooooowly and only if necessary...expect to have issues with gas and bloating (this is normal even for healthy people) it will stop at some point once your system adjusts (took mine 3 months but was WELL worth it)...my GI told me to take it daily and indefinitely, so far it's been 5 yrs and very helpful.

Good luck, if you have any other Q's feel free to ask...hope I've helped.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


ski bum
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   Posted 5/2/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks pb4. You've helped a lot.
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Ileocolectomy 4/08.


pb4
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   Posted 5/2/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Excellent!!! be sure to update your progress/experiances as I'm sure it will help others for future reference.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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