Yes, fruits and vegetables are really important for the IBS-C sufferer. Apples and brocoli are loaded with fiber which is probably why you are having problems. You need to have fiber but if you don't eat a lot of it now, you need to introduce it slowly into your diet. I try and make sure that I get enough fiber in my diet however its very hard to do so I take Metamucil tablets (between 4 and 6 per day). I didn't start out with that much though. Also, drinking water is one of the most important things you can do especially with a high fiber diet because fiber bulks up your stool but if its dry, it could cause your constipation worse. Try and get at least 6-8 glasses of water per day.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Klonopin 2mg/day (tapering to PRN), Miralax 17g, Supplements