Fiber pills are expensive? Really? I use Benefiber powder and it really does work! I'm up to a full dosage now and I am pretty sure that's what is causing my success! I still get nervous about certain situations though and really can't bear the thought of the dentist, but for the most part I'd have to say things are really going well.
I don't know what you have available in the UK, but here in the States you can get fiber pills or powder. Check in your stores to see if one is less expensive than the other. I started with a soluble/insoluble blend, and couldn't take the pain. So I switched to an entirely soluble brand, which caused some pain, but I felt I had no choice at that point. The pain lasted for about a week of 3x daily use, then I adjusted to it. It has helped very much with the D. I would try it if I were you, even if you had to cut something out of your budget elsewhere.
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