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Does taking Metamucil once a day hurt your body? Can it lower your cholesterol?

Does taking Metamucil once a day hurt your body? Can it lower your cholesterol?

Bottoms up!: Remember to drink lots of water (6-8 glasses a day). Otherwise metamucil can turn super solid inside your plumbing. Some folks can't handle extra fiber because it can make you gassy. Don't forget natural fiber in whole grains, fruits and veggies, nuts and beans too. Congrats on making healthy changes! ...Read more

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Can my body become dependent on metamucil if I take 2 teaspoons daily?

No: Metamucil (http://www.metawellness.com/en-us/articles/about-metamucil/digestive-health) is a brand of fiber. Don't fall for the advertising. Instead, eat plenty of fruit, veggies & unrefined whole grains, enough to consume 35-45g daily. Check out http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-13722/metamucil-oral/details for more info. And http://goo.gl/8iAEA3 for info re dietary fiber in general. ...Read more

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How long will Metamucil make my stomach hurt?

How long will Metamucil make my stomach hurt?

Highly variable: Metamucil does not invariably cause pain. If you are having pain from it then you should get it checked out. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Took a little too much Metamucil at first, my body wasnt used to the big bowl movement, i tore something and i can't heal because of my bowl movements?

Took a little too much Metamucil at first, my body wasnt used to the big bowl movement, i tore something and i can't heal because of my bowl movements?

Anal fissure: It sounds like you caused a split in the skin in the anal area. Most anal fissures will heal within 1-2 weeks but some may not heal quickly and require more aggressive treatment. Usual recommendations include sits baths, stool softeners. If having pain Nupercainal ointment will help. Would continue Metamucil in smaller doses or increase fiber in diet. If not better in 2 wks>>see physician ...Read more

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Had an open lower anterior resection for colon cancer. Taking metamucil. How long can I expect to have clustering and fecal incontinence?2mths post

It's really variable: The anatomy is totally different after the surgery and will work differently. Metamucil is a very good first step. Frankly, physical ttherapy for anal/rectal tone If there is a gap in the perineum, SOLESTA can act like bondo and fill in missing areas a bit. Phys therapy and overview of topic: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/268674-treatment ...Read more

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Intense lower abdomin pain after bowel movement. Had anal fissures and internal hemorrhoid's recently. Taking Metamucil for 1 wk. No relief from pain?

Intense lower abdomin pain after bowel movement. Had anal fissures and internal hemorrhoid's recently. Taking Metamucil for 1 wk. No relief from pain?

Abd pain s/p/ BM: Hard BM or soft? May have diverticulitis ( which is an infection in colon outpouching) - as it appears you may have some constipation- or infection from fissure Would follow up with doc urgent care today as may need antibiotics and/or anusol to decrease hemorrhoid inflammation. ...Read more

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Meds r causing severe constipation (hurts to walk) Used suppository last night but still so much pressure. Can I take Metamucil capsules this morning?

Meds r causing severe constipation (hurts to walk) Used suppository last night but still so much pressure. Can I take Metamucil capsules this morning?

Constipation: What you are describing sounds like you may also have developed an external thrombosed hemorrhoid or fissure. I would set up an appt to see a general surgeon or colorectal surgeon and then a GI doctor to help manage your constipation and symptoms , especially if this is a chronic issue. ...Read more

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How can i have a regular bowel movement everymorning? Ive tried high fiber diets and Metamucil hurts my stomach and gives diarrhea.. 19 girl

How can i have a regular bowel movement everymorning? Ive tried high fiber diets and Metamucil hurts my stomach and gives diarrhea.. 19 girl

BM's: Not everyone is created equal, and not everyone will have perfect BM's every morning. Some people may not have a BM daily and still be in the "normal Range of BM's. Be patient, and keep trying different foods and be sure to stay steady in your routine of eating meals at the same time of the day, and eventually, you will develop a pattern of good BM health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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