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nickic
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/9/2007 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have IBS, but my issue is more with bloating, flatulence and constipation/difficult movements. Does anyone have the same issues and if so, how do you manage?? I take enough fiber before anyone mentions that...and if I have too much of course it makes the situation worse.

gutastrophe
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   Posted 11/10/2007 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   

If you tend toward C, you need to be very careful about taking fiber supplements.  Some folks, like myself, can't tolerate them at all.  Others can handle soluble fiber like Benefiber but not the psyllium husk fibers like Metamucil.  Often, throwing bulk fibers into a stopped up colon can cause even bigger problems.

Water is the most important thing you can do for your digestive system.  Above everything else, drinking lots and lots of water every day will help with C almost immediately.

I have found certain foods work quite well in "unplugging" a blocked system.  Winter squashes like butternut and spaghetti, sweet potatoes and yams, barley and oat bran all seem to help get things moving. 

When things get really out of hand, I will take Magnesium Citrate for relief.  In terms of laxatives, I find this one to be the most effective and least unsettling for the bowel.


nickic
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/11/2007 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you gutastrophe:)

I actually had to take mag citrate this past thursday. It is my absolute LAST resort because it usually plugs me up right after anyway, which didn't fail this time either. Thankfully, I am gradually getting back into a "regularity" at the moment.

I actually have this soluble fiber from www.helpforibs.com that is very gentle. The thing I hate the most is when C is accompanied by flatulence and bloating. I want to just jump out of my own body.

THanks again
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