Lots of info and discussions on fibre daily.
The premise is that fibre absorbs water....it helps keep the colon exercised...so if you have diarrhea, it'll help absorb the extra water that the colon doesn't.
The colon doesn't absorb water because it's either inflamed and rushing stuff out; spasming and not in its rhythmic peristalsis process therefore rushing stuff out; or you have eaten something that's fibre, but the kind that's doesn't absorb water such as salad, veggies, etc.
The type of fibre supplement you would want is a stool "bulker". psyllium is such as is inulin or methylcellulose.
So, if this is new and continual, it could be food (enjoying the fruits of the summer?).
How many times a day are you going?
*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 !!!