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gymrat22
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   Posted 6/4/2006 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
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Im actually going to stop taking the metmucial and see how the lomotil and calcium work on their own. Ever since I started taking the metamucial I have had trouble eating,no appetite and just didnt feel right. I stopped taking it yesterday and I ate normal again and today I feel better also. Im not really sure if was helping me to much anyway..it actualy seemed like I was getting more bright yellow watery when I did go.Im going to see what happens without it for a little bit. I do have a question for anyone though...my wife came home today with fiber choice chewable tablets(orange).it says to take 2 per day..no water needed.Has 4g soluble fiber per 2 tablets and says it increases calcium absorption because its made from inulin. now I take calcium 3 x's per day so if this helps increase calcium absorption and calcium is supposed to help with bulk then maybe the 2 together will work for me?? You dont think because its a fiber supplement that it will make me go more do you?

Keriamon
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   Posted 6/5/2006 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I tried those pills and they made my constipation worse and my diarrhea worse, but some people take them without a problem. Like everything else for the guts, you just have to try them and see if they work for you.

Fiber does necessarily = loose stools. Fiber is supposed to regulate you, regardless of what type you are. Insoluable fiber adds bulk--something you need for loose stools--while soluable fiber helps lubricate the intestines (or the poop one), to make it easier to pass stools--something constipated people need. I have read that it's best for people with diarrhea to take less soluable fiber and more insoluable fiber; extra soluable fiber can make you worse. That's why sometimes you have to try out different brands to find one that helps your particular case.

IBS sufferer
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   Posted 6/26/2006 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Whats the difference between soluable and insoluable in terms of what foods?

Keriamon
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   Posted 6/26/2006 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Soluable fiber, if I remember correctly, is mostly in things like grains. Insoluable fiber is in rough vegetables, like broccoli and lettuces. However most foods have at least some of both kinds; it's just a matter of most foods being dominant in one kind or the other. Google it; there's a lot of lists out there on which vegetables have what amounts of what types.
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