Posted 2/28/2006 2:45 PM (GMT -7)
Hi one and all, i've been doing some research into soluble fibre supplements (aka bulk laxatives) and found out there are several types
those that are made from mainly physillium husks eg. Metamucil and Konysl
those that are made from plant fibre eg. Citrucil
those that are made from synthetic fibre eg. Fibercon
those that are made from gum eg. Benefiber or Acacia tummy fiber
Now my question is this, which type do you use/have used and what were your experiences with them?
My symptoms are generally loose stools with a lot of bloating and gas and reasonably frequent (every week or so) D attacks - you know the kind, explosive with wind caught up - sorry to be gross! Also i sometimes get C
Now i know that some people who have tried physillium husk based fibre products get wind because they can't handle them - with me already being quite windy i'm thinking perhaps this wouldn't be a good idea and that i should try another type
Also, i know some types have flavoured options to be taken as tablets and drinks and i was wondering if anybody has been upset by these products? (Acacia fibre might be a good bet cos its all natural and apparently does not cause wind - anyone tried this?
I know it is probably a case of trial and error but i guess i'm asking what some of you guys might recommend for my symptoms?
any thoughts would be cool!