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Can anyone tell me if metamucil works for them?I saw my doctor and he said to try it! Because no matter how healthy i am eating and drinking more than enough water I cant go and gosh i am Cranky!

- Submitted by SUECHRIS50 3/2/2011 in Staying Healthy | 14 Comments
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SWEETLIPS 3/4/2011 4:29:00 PM

    Yes, it works as does te psyllum husk, you really got to flood your body with water. I make green smoothies with lots of spinach and that works so well!!
FUTUREHOPE49 3/11/2011 5:24:00 PM

    I take fibogel which I think is the same after lunch and dinner and have a spoonful of ground flax with my breakfast. That works for me and I am hypothyroid!
PEEPOCHECK 3/6/2011 10:21:00 PM

    My husband uses Metamucil and it works great for him. I put flaxseed in my cereal every morning and it works for me. I like being able to have the extra omega 3 fatty acids that I get with the flaxseed. Good luck. emoticon
STUFFNEARTABOR 3/3/2011 5:50:00 PM

    The active ingredient is psyllium husk. I just buy the powdered husk from the bulk bin at my local grocery & add 1 tablespoon to my morning smoothie (much cheaper than buying the fancy brands). Here you can find info & the various names this is marketed under:
http://www.ncbi.nl
m.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/P
MH0000092/
CHARLOTTE1947 3/3/2011 4:07:00 PM

    Yes, it works. If you have Irritable bowel syndrome, it can make you gassy. Take Beano along with the metamucil. I mix it in with a smoothie, and like others here, I eat a fiber bar - Kashi has some great products.
LAINYC 3/3/2011 3:37:00 PM

    It works;and add flaxseed and stewed prunes to the mix. Hopefully it will work. Also try to have a quiet time and a regular time in going. emoticon
CORPUSANNIE 3/3/2011 9:36:00 AM

    Every morning I put 1 Tbsp of ground flax seed in my homemade protein smoothie and no problems with constipation.
Before SP I was forever constipated, but now I do that and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Used Metamucil after 3 pregnancies and it worked then. emoticon
JANIEWWJD 3/3/2011 1:59:00 AM

    It works!!! emoticon
HUEY15 3/3/2011 1:18:00 AM

    I know a vegetarian who has issues and she said that she dips being too restrictive with the fat we need in the diet
SUECHRIS50 3/2/2011 3:49:00 PM

    I exercise alot everyday and ive taken fiber caps i deciced to get the equate brand of metamucil it tastes great so thanks for the advice
GINGERTATE0706 3/2/2011 3:20:00 PM

    I get the grit free & you cannot tell it is in the water. It does work.....
SHERRYJVP 3/2/2011 2:55:00 PM

    it should help. I also like fiber one bars. They are a treat and they are very fiber full. two a day is all I ever need. Also, don'dt forget that exercise is good for that.
818VALERIE 3/2/2011 2:30:00 PM

    i like the fiber choice tabs - I take two at night, and in the morning (well, you know). emoticon
INDEJAM09 3/2/2011 2:25:00 PM

    YES IT WORKS FOR SURE BUT EAT IT THE SAME TIME EVERY DAY SO YOU CAN TIME YOUR MOVEMENTS! DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!

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