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Metamucil Question

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Just recently diagnosed with celiac ( 3 days ago) Trying to figure what I can and can"t, but can't find any information related to Metamucil fiber supplement. Have been taking it about 9 months per MD order with good results.

Second question-- I have noticed there is information that you can buy and dowload to your PC about gluten free foods, price from &19 to $118. Anyone familiar with this info. and if so is it worth the investment?

Thanks in advance for any helpfull info.

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last I checked, Metamucil was gluten-free. There are also several generic versions that are gluten-free. You are new at this, so my best advice is to make sure you check with the manufacturer on everything. If you are on other meds, talk to your pharmacist and have them make a note on your file to verify every time they fill an order. Most are pretty good about this. Use those 800 numbers on the bottle...they are worth their weight in gold. Just listen carefully not only to what they say, but how they say it. If the person on the other end of the phone sounds unsure, press for more information.


Donna

South Georgia

9 yrs gluten-free

...also DH, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, osteopenia, hypothyroid...

After almost 10 years, I am doing soooo much better!

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Although Metamucil may be gluten free it causes me pain.


A family with Celiac disease, two brothers and two sisters.

Lyme Disease, Diagnosis October 19, 2006

May 2006 - December 2008 Gluten and Dairy Free

December 2008, while seeing improvement on the gluten free diet, I did not recover and so in December of 2008 began the SCD and now have hope for recovery.

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Metamucil is sweetened with Aspartame (even though the ingredients list won't tell you that, my pharmacist called).


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Konsyl is what my gastro reccommended for me, it's 100% pure psyllium husks (same as metamucil), but it has no sweeteners in it at all. It's also gluten-free.

I have the Clan Thompson list for my palm and I really like it, definitely worth the investment.


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We'll all float on, alright

Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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I buy psyllium husks and sprinkle a teaspoon full on my breakfast and also add them to some of my cooking. Metamucil is just psyllium husks with additives; I don't need the additives so I just go to the original source. Much cheaper. As with Metamucil, when using psyllium husks you need to drink extra water to help bulk them up.

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