If it is giving you problems then I would say to stop it. You can go to the health food store and get psyllium and mix it with ground flax seeds. The flax keeps the psyllium from gelling and that way you can drink it before it gets to that stage. You got to be careful with Benefiber because they make it along side the regular be one that does contain wheat.
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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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