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Fecal Incontinence

Digestive Health | Last Active: Jun 20, 2019 | Replies (6)

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@jackiem95

This is a terrible problem for you. Did the GI who recommended Metamucil and suggested that you have IBS explain the dietary connections and refer you to a nutritionist? Have you had testing to rule out conditions like celiac? Have you had a colonoscopy? I had a similar problem with “the urges” and do have IBS. The low Fodmap diet is terrible but has mostly solved the bathroom emergencies. I can’t imagine all of that Metamucil.

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No. No. No. Yes. I will research Fodmap. Metamucil does not alleviate the problem, but only increases it. Thanks for the tip.

@jackiem95 @dnikulas When I first started having the problem with diarrhea I was told to use Metamucil. It did not help at all. I did find that Imodium helped a bit but I am not supposed to use that much. Apparently it is not good to take when you are on immunosuppressants. Then I finally figured out that the darned immunosuppressants had actually triggered lactose intolerance and since then, as I said in my earlier post, I am doing much better. If I do have something questionable I take Lactaid which is very little help if at all, and then Imodium which I can take occasionally and between the two of them the problem is much less.
As @fourof5zs said, keep a food diary. That's pretty much what made me finally aware that lactose was my problem.
No ice cream? Sob. 🙁
JK

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