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I tried Fibercon the the other night..first night..a little gas..no big deal, I expected that. 2nd night..wow..gas..bloating and my stomach distended and totally rigid! That seems to be a tad unusual. I had tried citrucel before and it helped a bit but gave me reflux. Any suggestions, advice or opinions would help. All I want is to take my kids to the park..is that so much to ask??
 
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What about trying Metamucil? I take it twice a day. Try one dose for the first couple of days and then add the second daily dose. It did make me feel bloated at first and gassy, but I have been on it about 6 weeks now and I feel pretty normal. And I can finally leave the house again after a month long bout of "D".
 
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It can take some time for your body to get used to the fibercon. I know it gives me more gas, as well as makes me produce more stool, but in my case it has really improved things, it keeps things moving so I'm not C and bulks things up so I don't get the D. If you can tolerate it, I would give it at least 2 weeks. The response to fiber is so different for everyone that you might have to experiment alittle till you find the right thing for you. Hope this helps.------------------Nancy
 

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I would stay on it for a while, just to give it a fair shot. And make sure you're drinking tons of water (but you probably knew that!). I had the opposite problem - Metamucil, Citrucil and oat bran all gave me horrible bloating and gas pains. Fibercon is the only thing I can take!Ty
 

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I took Fibercon for one day and by evening, I was out there like a balloon. It was horrible. Coward that I am, I dropped the whole idea!P.S. Citrucel was milder, but I had to keep going![This message has been edited by Persistance (edited 09-13-1999).]
 

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I started taking fibercon and it has helped,but I am curious how much you take? I started with just one,and I only take it when I need it. Plus lots of water.
 

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I have been of Fibrecon for years and find it very helpful most of the time. I agree with the fact that you should keep trying and give your body time to adjust. At least this is a natural product, so continuing it awhile will not harm anything. GOOD LUCK!
 
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