psyllium and gluten intolerance

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landcruiser
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   Posted 11/14/2008 4:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Would psyllium like metamucil be considered a member of the Gluten family, and if someone were Gluten intolerant would metamucil not agree with them?  Any advice would help.

dakotagirl
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   Posted 11/14/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Unless the psyllium specifically states that it is gluten free, I wouldn't trust it.
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Peety
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   Posted 11/14/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Metamucil powder and capsules are gluten-free, but not the wafers


49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 

Post Edited (Peety) : 11/14/2008 3:26:59 PM (GMT-7)


landcruiser
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   Posted 11/14/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Is it at all possible Metamucil could cause D? I do not have any blood, limited mucus and slight urgency in the morning. It seems like when I take Metamucil sometims is casue D and loose stools? I know it it supposed to do exactly the ooposite...just asking if anyone has similar experience

Peety
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   Posted 11/14/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I gather from what others have said you go through a period of adjustment, then it helps. I haven't tried it, fiber usually gives me urgency problems.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 


basa0806
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   Posted 11/14/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I was like that too with fiber. My GI told me to try taking metamucil to bulk things up but it gave me horrendous D. I never found out why though...
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princesa
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   Posted 11/14/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Try Citrucel (cellulose) - it's easier on sensitive digestions.
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quincy
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   Posted 11/14/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
cellulose is also considererd hypoallergenic...definitely worth a try.

As well...don't drink excessive amounts of water. Moderation would be good...

Oh, make sure you don't take anything with artificial sweeteners in it.

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 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3  +   1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~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 !!!
 


Peety
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   Posted 11/14/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried the Truvia brand of Stevia sweetener, and declare it good. Packets, so I knew how much to use.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 


paindrain
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   Posted 11/14/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
how long would you say it takes to adjust to the metamucil?

quincy
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   Posted 11/15/2008 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Try the Metamucil Smooth orange .... NOT the sugar-free. I had very little problems with it if used after supper or after a meal that you don't have to take any meds.

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 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3  +   1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~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 !!!
 

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