Hi...I've never taken it...which one exactly are you taking of the benefiber. What are the ingredients...exactly...could be something in it adding to your symptoms other than the obvious of flaring.
If you did change to Metamucil..try the smooth firstly or the capsules (maybe better for you?.but I've never tried them)..and don't get the powder that's "sugar-free".
Hope your flare gets under control soon.
You could,however, consider to call the doc and see if you can get a prescript
ion of the Salofalk enemas and maybe they'll help better than the cortifoam...
Hit and miss sometimes. But the "bottom" line is patience.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!