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Fiber Supplements For IBS D Making Things Worse!

Fiber Supplements For IBS D Making Things Worse!

Hi, I am new here. I have had what I believe is IBS-D for many years. About 15 years ago I saw a GI doc, had a colonscopy, and was told to just take a fiber supplement. The fiber supplement made me much worse. Last year I was tested for Celiac and the test was negative. I have also tried a gluten free diet without success. Also had a test for my pancreas and that is normal as well
I am seeing a different GI doctor now and am scheduled for Colonscopy soon. He thinks my issue is likely IBS… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

Hi there! I have IBS-D as well and thought the same thing about fiber! I was also told by my GI to take Metamucil and I just couldn't take the urgent trips so I stopped. Recently I tried IBSolution which has fiber in it. I was crazy nervous to start it (even though every ingredient is all-natural) because of the fiber! But it also has an antidiarrheal that I think helps balance it out without making you constipated. The fiber component didn't affect me after the first day or two. I'm not "cured" or anything but it was a good start and helped my symptoms a bit!

posted 12 months ago
A myIBSteam Member said:

Yes! I have IBS-C and my GI recommended Benefiber. Made it much worse and gave me really bad cramps. Don’t take it!

posted about 1 year ago
A myIBSteam Member said:

I have not tried fiber supplements, and I've been attempting the fodmap diet for 2 months now. Yesterday I saw a naturopath doctor who thinks I have SIBO--small intestine bacteria overgrowth. My gastroenterologist has never mentioned this possibility. He put me on medication and seems stumped that I am not better.

There is a modified fodmap diet for SIBO and it eliminates white starches (rice, all potatoes, oats) plus a few other things I had still been eating.
For me, anyway, I think what I eat makes a world of difference. I had no starch with dinner last night and feel worlds better today.
You can Google SIBO diets to give it a try.

posted 12 months ago
A myIBSteam Member said:

Hello, I suffer from IBS-C. I was told to do low FODMOPS too, but also told it’s a constipating diet. So I stick to no gluten, dairy, yeast, legumes, cuaciferous, and take note of what else bothers me and the rest of the list with a grain of salt as everybody is different. When my body isn’t slow jammed I do ok with phylum husk daily. That being said that’s not been since right after my first colonoscopy. Now if I take it, trying to make myself go, I end up distended and it makes things worse. I use a product called IBD Guard which is for both types of IBS to calm your gut to avoid flare ups. Fasting sometimes helps when things get bad, just to clear everything out and reset.

posted about 1 year ago
A myIBSteam Member said:

for me, any fibre make by ibs-d worse

posted about 1 year ago
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