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dallatu59 (@dallatu59)

Inflammatory bowel disease

Digestive Health | Last Active: Nov 15, 2021 | Replies (6)

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Hi @dallatu59, Mayo Clinic Connect is an online community where patients can connect to share information and give and get support. Do you have inflammatory bowel disease?

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Ibs with gastric ulcers
Fatique
Body aches
Headaches
Food doesn’t appear to be a trigger
Anxiety does
Always looking for latest treatments
Thank you!

Yes. I've had it for 44 years. First drug was lomotil. It was awful . I had terrible side effects. Them I started to take metamucil. The recommended dosage was too much for me. It made me very constipated. I found that 1/2 teaspoon daily worked for me. I have felt better since trying it. this year, medication I take for blood pressure have made me constipated. I eat 2 to 4 prunes daily. This has helped keep my IBS under control. I had heard about metamucil from an interview with Lee Iacocca. He had been using it for years. If you try it, I highly suggest that you don't follow the instructions on the label. Take a little and build up gradually until you find the amount that works for you. Too much can cause you to have constipation.

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