adding fiber

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Hi Everyone,

I have been low residue for 6 months because every time I add fiber back I get pain. Does anyone have a plan of how many grams of fiber you do for so many days and then how many grams for so many days until you get back up to 30g a day? I know you go slow but no one ever told me how to do it and I am making myself sick.



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    I have had my sigmoid colon removed for diverticulitis. It didn’t matter how much fiber I had or what I ate or how I ate I continued to hurt. I don’t know exactly what your condition is but I know how limiting and annoying it can be. I was not a fan of getting it removed but it may be an option to look into if that is what you have.
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    I don’t know how much because everyone is different.  I know though that if I eat too much I get pain, bloating and discomfort.  Eat a little bit but never big bowls of fiber cereal.  Check online. There are lists of fiber foods which I am sure you can get online.  They will be listed as soluble or insoluble foods.  That list will help you greatly.
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    Hi jo I use fybogel once a day and that helps me, however diverticulitis is a strange thing, what works for some doesn't always work for others...its trial and error I'm afraid.

    Not sure if you have this but I still have pain no matter what I eat, but I do avid anything with pips, beans, peas, anthing high caffeine and high fat contents, hope this helps

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    I don't think I explained myself very well. I am having trouble incorperating foods with fiber in them. So do you add 5 grams of fiber foods everyday for a week and then the next week add five grams more? Or is it 5 grams per day for 10 days then 10 grams? I have no idea. I tend to go up too fast and that gives me all sorts of gi issues, some quite painful.

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