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increase Fibercon dose?

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My Dr. told me to try taking Fibercon for a month. She said I could increase the regular dose of two pills if I wanted. I kinda want to increase it, but is it too soon? I've been taking it for a week now, and I'm getting results but maybe not as much as I'd like. I'd like to have regular BMs that don't clog the toilet. I've only had one so far. Do you think it's okay to increase from two to 3? Or maybe I should keep trying two pills for another couple of days?Thanx,Amy
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My doctor worked me up on my doses of Metamucil (sp?) every 2 weeks...I think that's kind of their standard rule, so you might want to wait a few more days. Obviously if you are wanting to do it sooner you should call your doctor.I'm sure you've already heard this, but as with any fiber bulking agent, drink a ton of water. I've been told this over and over again, and I always shake my head "yes, I will", but it's often hard to do.
Alot depends on whether or not your having symptoms like gas that are bothering you. Alot of people need time to get used to one dose level before adding more, while others do OK without having to go really slowly.For the most part let your body be your guide, don't increase until your doing OK with the dose you are at.The recommended total daily intake (so this includes what you get from your food too) is 20-35 grams of fiber a day. The packaging on the pills your taking should say how many grams of fiber they provide. Eating 50-60 grams a day is generally not recommended (sort of where the too much of a good thing is too much range).HTHK.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS:
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