And it took a doctor for you to try it. Fibre supplements are suggested on here at least a gazillion times with good reason..happy you took the plunge (pun intended) with success...pass it on.
The colon needs to get exercise, many UCers stop eating any fibre and forget that certain fibres will help the colon from getting lazy from spasming, diarrhea and constipation.
Remember that some have lots of artificial sweeteners that you might not want to add to your daily intake. The pills might be a better choice ultimately.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!