Since I've been taking Calcium and Citrucel regularly for the last couple of weeks, I've noticed that the frequency of episodes has gone down to about two days a week. That's the good news! The bad news is that when I do get an attack, it is more severe, more painful, and lasts longer than it used to- usually starts out with semi-firm stools that then turn pastey and burn like the devil. This can last almost all day and I've even started to develop hemmoroids from it. Can anyone else relate to this experience with either calcium or soluble fiber? I'm not sure which to attribute it to, but it's probably a little of both. I have an appointment to see a GI on May 1, but I think I may try and get in to see my family practitioner sooner than that and see if I can get some Questran. I think my bad days may be the result of excess bile salts that makes my guts respond poorly, in which case all that bulk in the colon caused by taking fiber and calcium(which normally would be a good thing for me) is only getting in the way of the evacuating bile and causes my symptoms to be drawn out and amplified. Does this sound reasonable?