I had to stop the fibre supplement. If your inflammed or ulcerated on up the pipe like I am then the fibre supplements cause a lot of discomfort when that bulkier stool is trying to be forced through a swollen colon. I usually benefit from psyllium husk; it helps my diarrhea tremendously. I took 1/4 teaspoon yesterday with one small meal and I almost passed out from the pain it caused coming out today. After which I started to get a fever--I believe something tore in there; it scared me. Anyway, be careful with fibre because it will hurt if you're severly inflammed or ulcerated.
43, male, UC diagnosed in 1985
Flares occur after some illness: food poisoning, flu, mono...
Flares last 6 months to a year and lately involve several weeks of severe symptoms with lots of diarrhea, blood, pain, fever, dehydration.
Remissions last 1 to 4 years and are absolute with no symptoms
Current Meds: 100 mg azathioprine, Colazal 9/day, Lialda 2/day,
60 mg 50 mg 60mg 80 mg prednisone
Xanax, Valium for anxiety
Tegretol XR for epilespy