FIBER WAFERS!!!! WOW!

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winni
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   Posted 9/18/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so so much to whoever posted about metamucil fiber wafers on here. If you have not tried them yet, I would!! I had started bleeding again, and going to the bathroom about 5 times a day (D). then on Monday i ate 2 wafers, on tuesday i went once and it was solid with no blood, and i ate one wafer, then on wed. i went 3 times and they were not so well fromed and there was a little blood, i ate 2 again on wed, and so far today i have gone twice and nits been solid with no blood!
I will eat 2 again today and hope that it continues to help!
Winni, 25

Diagnosed UC july 2006.
medications: colazal 9 daily,
5 mg pred,and tapering. 75 mg 6 mp
supplements:calcium, aloe gel, pro-biotics, bee propolis, omega 3 oil, kombucha
osteopenia from all this prednisone.
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pb4
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   Posted 9/18/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Wasn't this posted just a few weeks ago? Or maybe was it someone eles that posted about the same thing? If so, just call it IBD-brain fog on my part LOL!

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


LondonRed
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   Posted 9/18/2008 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd love to buy these but they are $10 on ebay and $11 postage to UK! I wish I could get them here...

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.


Christine1946
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   Posted 9/18/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Where do you buy them?  I am having good results with flaxseed oil capsules...or...maybe just all my meds and supplements have finally "kicked" in.

pb4
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   Posted 9/18/2008 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I think most pharmacies carry it where they keep their powdered and pill forms of fibre supplements.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


LondonRed
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   Posted 9/18/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Not in UK :(

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.


potato
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   Posted 9/18/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
They're working really well for me.  They don't have any artificial sweetners, either. 
 
I get them at my grocery stores, Christine.  Krogers or Safeway here.  They're in the pharmacy "butt aisle" ( as someone so appropriately put it) not the food section. 
 
Like any fiber supplement, be sure to drink plenty of water with them. 
Potato...  Female, 58, dx 11/07 mild left sided ulcerative colitis (50 cm)
asacol 3 3x a day, cortenema (generic) am & pm rowasa every other day  culturelle, benefiber wafers  generic acidophilus, metamucil wafers, activia, primadophilus reuteri
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg, omeprazole 2xday
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD (not in the same day) when needed
Yoga, meditation, The Work by Byron Katie, exercise at least 5 days a week
 
 
 
 
 
 


Christine1946
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   Posted 9/19/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
High fiber foods seem to have a negative affect on my colon.  Guess everyone is different.

quincy
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   Posted 9/19/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Different fibres have different purposes...christine, have you tried any of the fibre supplements many of us suggest?

I do get gas from fibre supplements (I try and get fibre other ways with less discomfort, but I should try different ones,however), but do use them if I'm flaring to help with diarrhea.

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  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 !!!
 


pb4
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   Posted 9/19/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Fibre/supplements tend to cause issues for even healthy people, that's why it's imparative you have it everyday so your system is adjusted to it and it helps for a properly functioning system, it took my system 3 months to adjust and was worth every grueling pain to get where it's gotten me...in a much better place and I still take supplements and can eat all fibreous foods without issues.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Gigi1227
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   Posted 9/19/2008 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I buy my metamucil fiber wafers at Wal-Mart by the pharmacy - less than $4 a box. I've got my husband eating them as well - he has divorticulosis.

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Currently Flaring GRRR
 
Canasa
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
 
 


LondonRed
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   Posted 9/19/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Since I have had fibre I get lots more mucous and lots more gas.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.


pb4
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   Posted 9/19/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
That will likely all pass LondonRed once your system has adjusted to the amount you're currently taking, just be sure not to increase until you've adjusted first to the amount you've started with.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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