I've been taking Benefiber to help with some "digestive issues" (caused by medications and low thyroid), but now I'm wondering if I should not be using it. It is made from wheat dextrin, but the label claims it is gluten free (less than 20 ppm gluten).
I have not been diagnosed with celiac, I've just found that when I eliminate wheat products from my diet the joint/bone pains I'd been having in my legs at night go away. If I go back on wheat it takes a few days (seems to be dose dependent), then the pains return. Now I've also noticed that when I avoid wheat, then start eating it again I start having allergy symptoms - itching/burning eyes, mouth, skin, etc. Not sure how much is coincidence or actual cause and effect - plan on having food allergy testing as soon as I can afford it.
Anyway, thoughts on Benefiber - better to quit using it? If so, what are alternatives? Is psyllium fiber okay?
Thanks for any input!
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Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
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