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I went to see a deitician last week and she has advised me to try a low fibre diet. i have a whole sheet with lists of what is allowed and what isnt. i think its been helping somewhat too!has anyone else tried a no fibre diet? and how did you find it worked? the aim is to rest the bowel and stop my constant abdominal pain.
 

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I think low fiber works better for me too. I don't have D but I do get cramps with fiber supplements and high fiber foods. I stick with oatmeal and lots of "cooked" vegetables and fruit.T
 

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Here are some examples of low fiber/low residue diets. They mostly call for an increase in processed and refined foods (the ones in which all or most of the fiber has been removed). Unfortunately, many of these same foods also contain unsavory ingredients such as High Fructose Corn Syrup and partially hydrogenated fats. On the good side, you can still get most, or all, of your nutrition with suggested fruits and veggies, protein, fats, and carbs on the good list. If you are primarily C then this diet has the potential to make you feel awful. If you are primarily D then it has a better chance of doing some good. If you choose to, you can probably avoid unhealthy ingredients with a little care by shopping for whole foods and still follow the general guidelines for the diet. Here are some links for low fiber diets: http://www.springboard4health.com/notebook..._low_fiber.html http://www.gicare.com/pated/edtgs02.htm http://www.nmh.org/patient_ed_pdfs/pt_ed_low_fiber_diet.pdf
 

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Hi thanks for all your replies.I've stuck to the diet for 2 weeks and have had really bad diahoea every other day for the past week and a half. I have had to take lopermide (immodium) because it was so bad and persistent and the pain was really bad too.Think I'm going to stop it.....or increase my fybogel to twice a day?I'm going back to see the dietician in 2 weeks time and just cannot go on as I am.xxx
 

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I too seem to do badly on high fiber foods. I have ibs for 4 years and did not eat much fiber for about 2 years. Now i react badly to high fiber foods such as all bran, grapes. Yesterday I ate an orange well today I have cramps and running to the bathroom. It is no fun. The bright side is I finally have found out that certain fiber is poison to me. caeli
 

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even my sister (who has no stomach probs) says that bran does a number on her...doctors and nutritionists just keep pushing the high fiber thing especially if you're ibs-c (which i am--was...more ibs-a now!), but it just doesn't work...at least for me.
 
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