Fiber is not going to give you an immediate relief, in fact it can cause cramping and bloating if introduced too much too quickly so gradually starting a fiber regimen is recommended. Both insoluble and soluble fiber is needed in our diet. The insoluble fiber is more at targeting regularity and bulking up stools, also make them easier to pass which relieves constipation. Insoluble fiber is mostly found in fruits and vegetables, whole wheat etc. Soluble fiber is important for our cholesterol, heart health and blood sugar. Soluble fiber regulates these levels. Soluble fiber is found in oats, beans, fruit etc.
Did you try the Dulcolax? This has helped me tremendously when I really need to get things going. Its very effective but not too harsh on my tummy and I usually will go within 12 hours feeling well evacuated. I know that you can buy it in store brand form that is much cheaper than the name brand.
I'm sure others will have more advice to offer. I hope you can find something that will bring relief to you.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007 (Lupus? Sjogren's? overlap?)
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements
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