Posted 7/4/2019 9:40 AM (GMT -6)
I was doing pretty well in recent weeks (small amounts of mucus, no blood, some tenesmus at night). I take Canasa every night, and it tends to give me mushy stool. I was hoping to try Metamucil to bulk it up a bit. I took one capsule of Metamucil on day 1 with breakfast (around 9am), and had a bout of diarrhea that night. I tried again on day 2 (same time, around 9), and had bouts of D throughout the day, which has continued until now. D has never really been a problem area for me with my UC, so I am attributing it to the Metamucil.
I know others have said that symptoms of gas and bloating will clear up with continued use (and gradually increasing dosage) but what about diarrhea? Is this temporary, or is it a sign that this med is just not for me?
I'd appreciate any advice!