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janetlee
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   Posted 7/22/2007 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm having IBS-diarrhea. Okay. BUt I ate a big bowl of Fruit-n-Fibre cereal. It has bran flakes, pecans, oat clusters, dates, and raisins in it. It was soooo good and I'm trying to eat right as I'm waaaaaaay overweight and "borderline" diabetic. I'm drinking only water and have been staying away from candy and my beloved frozen yogurt...waaaaaaaaah!!!!
I figured that since I take metamucil for my IBS, the fiber cereal wouldn't be a big deal...was I wrong? If need be, I'll stop eating it while my IBS is acting up...
thanx
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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 7/22/2007 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
If I ate that i'd be on the pot for days...............
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   Posted 7/22/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
How long have you been taking metamucil? If you are still new to it, a big load of fiber would still cause an upset. I don't have any troubles with fiber since I have been taking supplements for a few years now. I have a problem if I DON'T take the fiber. Fiber I hear is good for diabetics but make sure that you take it easy. The RDV of fiber is 25-30g per day but you must do this on a slow intake. For some people, VERY slow.
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janetlee
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   Posted 7/22/2007 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to take metamucil everyday for many many years. I just recently started taking it again...
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   Posted 7/22/2007 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
If you were off of it for awhile, you may want to start off slowly again. Did it help you in the past? I stand by fiber as it has improved my quality of life so much, not just my IBS but my cholesterol as well and it actually has curbed a lot of the bad food cravings I used to have (not sure how it does that). Glad to hear that you are starting it again... good for you!! :-)
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Sarita
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   Posted 7/22/2007 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd say heck yeah, try to eat as much fiber as you can!  Just remember, if you notice you're especially gassy, just cut back a bit.  There's no such thing as too much healthy stuff, that's my motto.  Good for you for taking the healthy steps!  My bet is that you're going to feel awesome!

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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 7/22/2007 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
The only thing I would say is "watch the carbs" if you are borderline diabetic. Sounds like a good cereal.

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   Posted 7/22/2007 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Fibre is definitely friend to IBSers (it helps with D or C)...I have crohns as well as IBS and my GI suggested I take a fibre supplement daily for the rest of my life...glad I listened to him, it's done me wonders, along with probiotics and a few other things I take specifically for my crohns...but back to the fibre supplements, once my system adjusted to it (took me 3 months) I was/am easily able to tolerate fibreous foods very well now WITHOUT getting gassy and bloated like before I started taking fibre supplements.

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   Posted 7/23/2007 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I too would be on the pot for a day or two after eating fruit & fiber!

Funny story, my husband called me from work years ago, sick as a dog. This was long before my colon cancer, colon resection, temp ostomy, etc. I ate cereals such as F & F, whole wheat products, etc. He had eaten 3 small bowls the night before! In a sense, he made himself sick. And of course everyone knew at work he wasn't well. So long story short, everyone in my family knows to go easy on a cereal like this. Even if you have a normal colon!

I'll just never be able to eat a cereal like this again!

If you enjoy these types of cereals, I would suggest having a small amount and waiting a day to see how your GI tract reacted.

Good luck!

Marsky/Mary
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