Does Metamucil form a hard plug in anybody else?

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   Posted 1/13/2007 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Metamucil actually stops me from going. Forms a severe lump and not even gas will pass. Anyone else have that experience (I drink lots of water with it.)

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   Posted 1/14/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Fiber isn't needed for everyone.  It made me awfully uncomfortable so I stopped using it.  I seem to get plenty of bulk from my diet which is high in fruits and vegetables.  If you think you need fiber you can experiment around with other brands.


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