Need Fiber Supplement Recommendation

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   Posted 10/19/2007 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I think my intestinal transit time is a little slow, don't know if it's all the drugs or the food i'm eating or the lack of fiber (I'm still pretty gun-shy about anything raw since the low-residue diet - I haven't really followed that for awhile now so I don't think I have any blockages but YNK). I wanted to know if there were any decent fiber supplements I could take (like a powder). Would be nice if it was local mega-mart carried and not something I have to trek to a health food store for.
- Darren

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   Posted 10/19/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor recommended Benefiber.  I tried it, and you can mix it in a drink.  It has no flavor, and it isn't gritty.  Seriously.  I am so "anti-medicines that you have to drink" but this is the only one I would actually do.  Take care.

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   Posted 10/19/2007 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I used Benefiber and more recently Fibersure. Both are nongritty, without taste, and dissolve in most any liquid.
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, diffuse connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome ?

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   Posted 10/19/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I use Prodiem (available in some U S states) it's similar to metamucil...regardless of which brand you choose, start with a small amount as it will likely cause increased gas and bloating which is normal since it's your system adjusting to it...once your system has adjusted then if necessary you can increase a's affective if you take it daily, my GI told me to take it daily for the rest of my life, it's been 4 yrs much less miserable then before I was taking them so it's well worth it. Just drink plenty of water with it, which you should be anyways since IBDers are prone to dehydration.

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   Posted 10/19/2007 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a dork, but I love metamucil. I drink the sugar free powder and think it is fabulous!
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil, and began Humira 9/07.

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