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Fibre!!!

Hello all 😀 can anyone please tell me the best fibre for IBS C that doesn't lead to IBS D My doc prescribed Movicol saying it's very gentle but even half a sachet daily leads to explosive ( sorry) after a few days. Too much fruit and the same happens. At my wits end. Thanks

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Try a colon cleanser such as Aloe Pura Colon Cleanser available at Holland & Barrett, they work quite differently to laxatives. Recommended dose is 2 tabs per night, but as I'm not very big, I just take 1.

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Thank you Pagan I'll try anything. Get impacted if I don't eat enough then if too much fibre goes the other way aargh. I'll try anything 🤔

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Hi,

I find Fybogel works best for me. I have 1 sachet a day. I still get some problems but it works better than anything else I've tried.

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I did try Finger for a few weeks but didn't seem to make any difference but thank you for the advicex

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Oops noooo not finger fybogel lol flipping predictive!!!

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i have 2 sachets at night just before bed and i found that works well

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Really? I didn't think you were supposed to take it just before bed. Mine say to take after meals. If it works for you then I guess it's ok to do that.

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i gave up on that along time ago and i started taken them at night and now no problem

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My version of this is complex due to it being caused by my collection of early onset immune dysfunction & connective tissue disorder comorbidities, but i’m 64 and gave had a lifetime of coaxing GI slow transit dysmotility along from mouth to a**s....and your clear concise post makes me want to give you my colorectal surgeon’s tips. Our cases are inevitably different (eg i’m in a lot of heavy duty daily prescrip meds, but none are causing my chronic slow transit constipation) not, and i urge you to check with your GP before trying what i’m about to describe, but it’s helping me so much, i feel you will want to at least know about this

Last year ehen i finally became unable to tolerate soluble fermentable fibre (all fruit & veg etc except for peeled potatoes, white rice, stuff made with white flour, and all of which i’d avoided all my life)) and movicol caused the same bad reactions you’ve described, this hero consultant advised me to stick to an ultra low fibre diet & take methylcellulose (ie Celevac, a non fermentable insoluble bulking agent that can be bought OTC but is prescribed for me on the NHS) + to use Ortis cube if i feel the need of a stimulant...i’m quite slender and frail, so he has me on only 2 celevac tabs morning & evening + 1/2 ortis cube before bed....and taking both with lots of water. After 6 months i found no need of the ortis cubes.

Good luck 🍀🍀🍀🍀 coco

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That's really interesting thanks for the long detailed reply I will certainly try this. Ortis cube I've neer heard of but will Google now I'll try anything so thanks again much appreciated x

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I found that Benefiber worked well for me. Fybogel (psyllium husk) actually made me more constipated!

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Where can I buy this please?

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Asda and pharmacies sell it off the shelf.

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Another one added to my list thank you x

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Everyone is different and you should treat all laxatives and things to block you up like Alice in wonderland's slices of cake and mushroom. Nibble a little of one or the other until you get the balance where you want it. Use different things like fruit and eggs and get used to how long each takes to work on you specifically. Personally, I find Movicol slow to act, but like you then too dramatic when it finally does. The reason for that is that I have three constrictions in my gut. For me, keeping drinking lots of water each day, melon and pineapple for breakfast and smaller portion sizes works well.

Have fun with your food and make use of the effects you notice.

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Thanks yes drinking water helps me too and I notice when I haven't had much its evenbworse. I've cut out apples and pears been but trying to eat other fruits carefully!!

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I have IBS C. I have been on movicol for years. 3 weeks ago, with the help of a dietitian, I started the low fodmap diet. I can now say I open my bowels every morning without the help of laxatives. It’s a miracle.

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What's the difference with ibs c , ibs d

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Constipation or Diarrhoea depending on which you have or both!!!

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I have both but more of the constipation

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