Both my doctor and my surgeon have recommended metamucil. I've been afraid of it but am not giving it a shot. After a few days, it does seem to be helping. There are a few people on here who have posted that they take it regularly. I think it helps "bulk up" the D and "move along" if there is C.
But, it is very important to have a good communication connection with your doctor. This disease leaves us guessing all the time. Just when you think you've got it figured out, it may well change. A close relationship with a doctor is so important. I am on my 4th GI. I liked my last one a lot, but I made the final switch to a doctor in research in hopes of clinical trial news. My first two doctors were not at all good with me.
--39 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05
--1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone
--tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--waiting to start Tysabri
--single mom to 10-year-old girl