Fiber

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I have read on here that some people are told to go on a low fiber diet. But I was told to eat fiber I am wondering what is best I have slit of diarrhoea so should I cut down on my fiber Any suggestions please

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    I can't tolerate high fibre, I always stick to low fibre.

    If you are having diarrhoea cut back on fibre and stick to low fibre

    for a while.

    I can't eat greasy foods either. I find it's best to stick to a bland diet.

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    Try a probiotic. It should help. Also a fiber supplement too. I have had problems with too much fiber but taking a supplement has helped me greatly. I take Metamucil capules. Start slow and increase as needed. Lots to water too! Hope this helps!
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    Just had my first "bout" of diverticulitis.    I am on low fiber diet for a few weeks, then told to advance to high fiber.    Never had constipation, only diarrheal?  I wonder what to expect with high fiber?!

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    Hi Susan. I was told by a board certified surgeon to go purchase Metamucil and there would be no need to cut on my colon. I take it twice per day in 12 ounces of water two teaspoons. I have not had one flare up in 7 years and I eat pretty much whatever I want. This product has been a life savor for me and I hope it can do the same for you.

    Best regards

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      I have started back on fybergel which I think is the same just a different name. Will see how I get on. Thankyou
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      I received the same recommendation from my board certified surgeon /physician as well. Fingers crossed. Only been taking it one month and still get IBS so I hope the Metamucil keeps diverticulitis away! Thank you for confirming what my doctor said as well. This forum is wonderful!
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      Yes the product is known to help mild diarrhea and IBS. It binds up your stools and assists in easy movement out of your colon. I had a friend have 14 inches removed from his colon in an emergency surgery and almost went septic and died when it ripped. I told him about my experience and he wished he had been told earlier about psyllium husk product.

      That is my biggest fear when dealing with this dreaded disease. Now 7 years 🏃🏿 and zero flare ups. Only downfall is sitting on the toilet a few more times per day than a normal person. Hope you have the same success as I have had over the years.

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      Madeline try taking two doses per day once in morning snd once at night. 12 ounces of water and two teaspoons.

      Best regards.

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      I take 6 capsules. I can't drink the liquid. Have to push water. The liquid woukd probably work better but I can't do it. I'll increase the capsules if necessary. Thanks

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