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The doctors still think I have IBS and have put me on Metamucil and some other drug to relax bowels, has anyone else done this? And is Metamucil gluten-free? Is this going to cause more problems?

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i am almost positive metamucil is gluten free cuz i looked at taking it at one point during my pregnancy, but then we went with colace instead...someone correct me if i'm wrong though.

angie

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I take the off brand sugar free version and it is gluten free! My guess is it can't hurt you. Do you have constipation at all? This stuff will help!

Monica

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metamucil is gluten-free. I have taken it for C.....it didn't do me a lot of good :rolleyes: , but it didn't make me worse either!

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Metamucil might be gluten free, but is sweetened with Aspartame, which is a deadly poison to anybody. Personally, I've stayed away from Aspartame ever since I found out how harmful it is.

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Personaly, Metamucil never worked for me. My doctor put me on Revitalx powder supplement and I felt so good I was scared to stop taking it but now I use it maybe once a month if I need it.

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I have IBS too...insoluble fiber is very hard on the belly, if I remember correctly Metamucil is insoluble..which you should never have on an empty stomach, its just to hard on the colon, same goes for all insoluble foods, never eat on an empty stomach or alone.

"Insoluble fiber, like fat, is a very powerful GI tract stimulant, and for those of us with Irritable Bowel Syndrome this can spell big trouble. Unlike fat, however, you cannot simply minimize your insoluble fiber intake, as this will leave you with a seriously unhealthy diet. It's a Catch-22, but the insoluble fiber conflict can be solved fairly easily."

"Soluble fiber is the single greatest dietary aid for preventing Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms in the first place, as well as relieving them once they occur. Here's the kicker. Soluble fiber is NOT typically found in foods most people think of as "fiber," such as bran or raw leafy green vegetables. Soluble fiber is actually found in foods commonly thought of as "starches", though soluble fiber itself differs from starch as the chemical bonds that join its individual sugar units cannot be digested by enzymes in the human GI tract. In other words, soluble fiber has no calories because it passes through the body intact. "

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if you want the IBS website for great info let me know

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I just learned that IBS diagnoses is often the wrong dianosis. Other possibilities are lactose intolerance. Celiac is an autoimmune disease and anyone with Celiac should be tested for Hashimoto. Anyone with Hashimoto should be tested for Celiac. I'm doing an amazing amount of research.

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Actually, while it may appear in the physican's diagnostic categories, IBS is not really a diagnosis at all. It is just a description of symptoms for which they have been unable to determine any other diagnosis. People who have gluten intolerance (which seems to be the cause of most IBS-type symptoms) are often also lactose intolerant because the lactose destroys the area of the gut which produces the necessary enzyme. And yes, gluten can play havoc with your thyroid too, and many people who are intolerant of it have Hasnimoto's.

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