Yucky, gritty, pulpy Metamucil

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   Posted 5/25/2006 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I am to the point where I want to gag every time I have to drink my Metamucil!  Has anyone had any problem switching to a different fiber drink, and if so are there any recommendations??  I think it's done a pretty good job for me, but I was given the original flavor - 2 bottles - and am at my wits end on what to mix it in to mask that nasty texture.

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   Posted 5/25/2006 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi rgrwfe,
What about taking the pill supplement? I like it. Just make sure to drink LOTS of water with it (as it will expand - you don't want it to get lodged in your throat).
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   Posted 5/25/2006 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree... I can't stand the metamucil powder either mostly because it makes your drink thick if you don't gulp it right away. I take the metamucil pills too and can't complain. Like Lil said make sure you drink a lot of water. :)
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   Posted 5/25/2006 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
take pills instead, there are also bulk/fibre cookies as well...I use prodiem tabs, they've been a huge help...of course I had extra gas and bloating for the first 3 months of taking one tab daily, but even healthy peeps systems need time to adjust to fibre, including supplementation.

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   Posted 5/27/2006 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I use psyllium fiber (metamucil) to help regulate my blood sugar and take it after meals. I've found that by drinking it with warm water and chewing it a bit I can tell myself it's food.... I know I'm just fooling myself but it's the best I can do. I quickly follow it with a nice glass of cool water. Wish I could help...
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   Posted 5/28/2006 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Benefiber dissolves in any liquid, hot or cold. It is colorless and tasteless and non-gritty. It can be added to soups, casseroles, sauces, etc and is non-thickening. Mt mother and I have been using iot for over a year now. She has ulcerative colitis and I have Crohn's. My mother adds it to her coffee each morning. I add mine to fruit juice. My mother ran out once and didn't get to the store to buy some until later in the day. That evening she added it to her martini! [I can't believe she did that but I gyess at 80 you can do what you want!]
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   Posted 5/29/2006 12:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the suggestions.....it's been a big help. I will definitely keep Benefiber in mind, but where I can shop, I didn't see any the last time I was there, so it may not be available to me. I did get the Citrucel tablets & have had no problems switching from Metamucil, what a nice change to not have to drink that mess anymore!! Thanks for all the help!

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   Posted 6/4/2006 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm on benefibre too... it mixes really well, i use it in coffee, tea, water... you can't even taste it.
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