I've been doing some research on fiber supplements on this site and noticed that you seem to be the fiber expert. Sooo, i have a few questions for you. I bought some metamucil, psyllium fiber earlier today (the powder kind that is sugar free and unflavored)
1) how do I know I have the right kind (I've seen you mention that when using a fiber supplement, make sure it is a stool bulker not a laxative)?
2) how much should I be taking daily (i started low, 1/2 tbsp/day so that my body could ease in to it)?
3) should i be taking the capsules instead of the powder mix?
4) if metamucil works, can i take it forever?
Any of your expertise would be greatly appreciated!
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Asacol - 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Daily Green Tea, de-shelled sunflower seeds & spinach and 1 Multi Vitamin a day
Metamucil - 1/2 tablespoon daily