Hi. I hope I can use this forum. PLease bear with me if I'm in wrong one, but couldn't find anything listed for Diverticulosis/ Diverticulitis. Which I have, but also have IBS. And sometimes symptoms are so much alike. I have been hospitalized once for 5 days for Diverticulitis, still have flare ups. they reccommend adding fiber, such as as Metamucil, and fruits, etc. Problem is the very thing they say will help bothers me quite a bit. Don't do fiber to well. To try and make it short I would like to know if anyone has had a problem with Metamucil or similiar product. I have recently started using it, and going slowly as suggested. (For constipation mostly and getting regular) First few times, no problems, just some gas. Yeterday I took a dose, 1 teaspoon in 8 oz waters. In one hour I was having extreme cramps/pain. They turned into diahhrea, which lasted all evening, like a faucet turned on. Today I had the usual lower left sided pain , which I always seem to feel in bladder area also. (Not like bladder infection, just painful in area) Painful. And maybe someone can tell me if this is normal. Maybe from swelling? Ask a DR. you just get different answers. I was close to going to ER, but took a Vicodin, for the pain , laid down and it's easing up. One more thing to ask, is it normal to have such a violent reaction to Metamucil? Even though I had taken it a few times lately, without that problem. And I took it on an empty stomach. Just can't figure why I took it a few times with no problems, then this time , was so bad.
I have the usual, constipation/ diahhrea problems that come with both IBS and Diverticulosis.
Bought some Activia, don't know yet how it will work. Tried the new "Plum Smart juice) Taste good, but got a stomache from that.
Will prune juice each morning help so I don't have to worry about adding so mauch fiber?
Not sure I'm in right forum, but looks like it might be. Would appreciate any help suggestions.
Hi Cherann, all I did was add a subject to your post. -- Lil
Post Edited By Moderator (7Lil) : 2/24/2007 12:11:08 PM (GMT-7)