My UC always caused diarrhea so even multiple pills taken at once did little to help me during a flare.
During remission I used several a day so help slow things though.
If you're easily constipated then just take 1 and see.
I agree about
taking Metamucil (or similar) to add bulk and help keep things from stopping up.
10 years ago I recall being blasted in here when I said I took 7 at a time - as though I was suddenly at risk of toxic mega colon. I would have had to drink a cup of dry cement to slow me down, lol.
Know your body is key. My sister has UC and suffers from constipation and I didn't have constipation until last year (first time in my life) and it was only because I had to take extra pain pills for travel as I was finally healed enough that they stopped things up for 8 hours past my normal morning bm...it is a rather uncomfortable feeling.
Male: born '66, diag. hypoglycemic '70; epilepsy '82, UC '84, lost hearing one ear in '04, Remicade (1/10weeks), Imuran 50 mg/day, Apriso, oxycodone - pain; Xanax - simple partial seizures; Carbatrol X - grand mal seizures
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