Psyllium is supposed to help bulk up the stool by drawing water and creating a gel like consistency to make your stool easier to pass, it is supposed to help both C and D. Do you think that maybe you started out too quickly with it? Fiber is one of those things where you have to add it slowly into your diet. Taken too fast will also cause the cramping that you are talking about
. Your dosage does seem like a lot for a beginner with fiber. Maybe try taking a different kind of supplement also may work. Some people have stated that they have problems with product A and not product B and vice versa. Methylcellulose is a type of fiber supplement that has been known to be less likely to cause gas (& possible cramping) than psyllium. Popular brand name of supplement with methylcellulose is Citrucel (not sure if thats available in UK).
Personally I take the psyllium however I have been taking fiber for a very long time. I will never go off of fiber because of my diverticulosis and the fact that fiber is good for more than just your digestive system.
I would definitely experiment but take things slow and give the products time. Hope this helps you a little.
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