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Can Metamucil Cause Constipation
What does one do about constipation? I have tried Metamucil and am about to try a suppository. Does having a prolapse cause complications here.
Stay regular: Keep taking the Metamucil, and more water. Don't take Metamucil only when you're constipated--take it every day. Also, take magnesium to "bowel tolerance." You can't OD on magnesium, because it will give you diarrhea. Find dose that works for you--every day. Add bowel stimulants like prunes. You may be hypothyroid, a common cause of constipation. Stay regular to avoid problems w/ prolapse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its not : Supposed to. You should be taking about 20-30 gms a day. If you are not tolerating it well you can switch to another brand such as citrucel or konsyl. You can also take a stool softener and keep in mind to drink a lot of fluids, specially in this warm weather. If symptoms dont improve talk to your family doc as you may need workup to rule out other causes of constipation. ...Read more
1-2 days : It also passes! and thus so does its effect. ...Read more
Will Metamucil powder help me with my constipation problem ? I'm always constipated no matter what ! If yes how many times do I have to drink it ?
Fiber in Diet: Check w/ doctor for underlying causes. Metamucil is Psyllium, a type of water soluble fiber. 2-3 servings of Metamucil gives you 6-15 grams (depending on form you use) Try fiber rich foods: whole-grain breads & cereals, apples, oranges, broccoli, cauliflower, berries, pears, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, figs, prunes, carrots, spinach, kale, brown rice, bran, etc. Add lots of water. Go slow first. ...Read more
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