Sometimes when I take too much fiber I notice that it will backfire on me as well...so what kind of diet do you follow?
Honestly, I have found no specific "diet" that "works", whatever that means!
Things that cause C most of the time are:
insoluble fiber supplements like Metamucil, high fiber cereals like Kashi, All-Bran, brown rice, bananas, apples, pasta, white rice, seeds, nuts, flax
Things that cause unbearable instestinal distress are:
raw veggies and lettuce, tomatoes, beans, lentils, sweet potatoes, milk, apples, split peas
Things that are somewhat easy to digest and eliminate are:
winter squash (like butternut, acorn, spaghetti), barley, meat, fish, poultry
I started taking Benefiber 2 weeks ago on the advice of my naturopath and stopped 2 days ago because everything in my gut came to a halt. I admit I have little patience left anymore with this type of "experimentation". After all these years, I just don't have the enthusiasm I once had for trying new plans and ideas. I know my system pretty well by now and I am keenly aware of when I am getting into trouble. Since my IBS has been predominantly C for the last few years, I am intolerant of any treatment that contributes to this miserable and painful condition.
Fiber supplements contributed to a colon impaction I had 2 years ago. Clearly, I am not able to reap the benefits of those that are available OTC. I try to incorporate as much of the easily digestible foods as I can into my daily food intake. But the truth is, everything I eat is problematic, everything causes some type of distress. For me, the goal is to minimize the pain, as much as is humanly possible.