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   Posted 9/15/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been increasing my fiber as per my doc's reccomendation. I have all but eliminated the bleeding but the fiber seems t thereaftero cause some discomfort....low in the abdomen with no grumbles....then I have a movement about 5 pm every day or right after lunch.  This is different for this due to the fiber?  movements are formed blood but still some flid witht he firm stools.....should i continue or slow down the dosage.....taking a heaping teaspoon of Konsyl every morning and then again at night.....seems like 8 hours after I take this I start havingthat sinking feeling and then a movement shortly this the fiber or my UC starting to come back.....not intense urgency but definately the feeling that something has to give in the next 30 minutes

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 9/15/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
First off what kind of UC do you have? Is it Left Sided? Because if it is then maybe you just need a kick start. Try Miralax if you feel like you need a kick start. Sometimes when I get a little discomfort I take Miralax and fiber in one day and i am back to haveing no discomfort. A little water never hurts when taking fiber and salads are even better then Miralax. =) Maybe it is time for a big chef salad?
18 years old, College Student ~WAHOO GO CATS=)
Diagnosed in 2004
Currently on:
Imuran 3pills/day
And many other over the counter meds.

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