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If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby Scepcop » 27 Oct 2009, 14:18

Hi all,
Just to let you know, in the states I bought this thing called Benefiber, which contains chewable tablets that are fiber supplements. Since then I have not had any Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms again! It turns out fiber really does the trick, at least for some people. So if you suffer from IBS, try some fiber supplements. The chewable tablets are easiest cause you can take them without water. You don't even have to take the recommended dosage, which is way more than you need. If you just take one or two tablets a day, your symptoms get a lot better. I don't know why Benefiber wants you to take 9 tablets a day. Perhaps they just want to sell more? Sheesh.

Later, before I returned to the Philippines, I got a big bottle of fiber tablets from Costco, but of a different brand.

But I still get stomach pains from pineapple, olives and wine though. I don't know why. Is my stomach allergic to those things? How can you be allergic to pineapple? I eat sour candy all the time without problem. So if it's not the sourness in pineapple, then what is it?
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Re: If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby NinjaPuppy » 27 Oct 2009, 17:41

Scepcop wrote:Hi all,
Just to let you know, in the states I bought this thing called Benefiber, which contains chewable tablets that are fiber supplements. Since then I have not had any Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms again! It turns out fiber really does the trick, at least for some people. So if you suffer from IBS, try some fiber supplements. The chewable tablets are easiest cause you can take them without water. You don't even have to take the recommended dosage, which is way more than you need. If you just take one or two tablets a day, your symptoms get a lot better. I don't know why Benefiber wants you to take 9 tablets a day. Perhaps they just want to sell more? Sheesh.

Later, before I returned to the Philippines, I got a big bottle of fiber tablets from Costco, but of a different brand.

But I still get stomach pains from pineapple, olives and wine though. I don't know why. Is my stomach allergic to those things? How can you be allergic to pineapple? I eat sour candy all the time without problem. So if it's not the sourness in pineapple, then what is it?

Glad to hear that something so simple worked well for you. As for the pineapple, olives and wine, I have found that sometimes it's the preparation process that is the culprit. Canning, preserving etc can add things that your body can't handle. Pineapple is supposed to aid digestion so perhaps with IBS it irritates your tummy. With the wine, it may be sulfites. No clue about the olives however. Does it happen when/if you use olive oil?
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Re: If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby Scepcop » 28 Oct 2009, 00:50

No, olive oil doesn't make me feel bad. But too many olives on pizza do. The funny thing is that I can drink pineapple juice without a problem too. But if I even eat one piece of pineapple fruit, I will get a bad stomachache for hours! I don't know why it's that serious.

The burning in my stomach I get from wine only lasts 15 minutes though. Since I have a choice on the plane, I usually pick the wine, and suffer for it.

Is this a case of food allergies?
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Re: If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby NinjaPuppy » 28 Oct 2009, 00:53

Scepcop wrote:No, olive oil doesn't make me feel bad. But too many olives on pizza do. The funny thing is that I can drink pineapple juice without a problem too. But if I even eat one piece of pineapple fruit, I will get a bad stomachache for hours! I don't know why it's that serious.

The burning in my stomach I get from wine only lasts 15 minutes though. Since I have a choice on the plane, I usually pick the wine, and suffer for it.

Is this a case of food allergies?

Combined with your heartburn topic, I'd say it's more a case of an ulcer.
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Postby NinjaPuppy » 28 Oct 2009, 00:57

Food allergies can range in symptoms and it can get expensive with the testing. The symptoms can range from a minor tummy upset to death from your throat closing up on you. Also some foods can react in combination with other foods, so sometimes nothing and other times they cause problems.
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Re: If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby ProfWag » 29 Oct 2009, 03:01

Scepcop wrote:Hi all,
Just to let you know, in the states I bought this thing called Benefiber, which contains chewable tablets that are fiber supplements. Since then I have not had any Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms again! It turns out fiber really does the trick, at least for some people. So if you suffer from IBS, try some fiber supplements.

Good God Man, what in the hell are you going to post next?!
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Re: If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby brett » 29 Oct 2009, 04:23

ProfWag wrote:
Scepcop wrote:Hi all,
Just to let you know, in the states I bought this thing called Benefiber, which contains chewable tablets that are fiber supplements. Since then I have not had any Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms again! It turns out fiber really does the trick, at least for some people. So if you suffer from IBS, try some fiber supplements.

Good God Man, what in the hell are you going to post next?!


ah but what does one take for irritable skeptic syndrome ?? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby ProfWag » 29 Oct 2009, 04:35

brett wrote:
ProfWag wrote:
Scepcop wrote:Hi all,
Just to let you know, in the states I bought this thing called Benefiber, which contains chewable tablets that are fiber supplements. Since then I have not had any Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms again! It turns out fiber really does the trick, at least for some people. So if you suffer from IBS, try some fiber supplements.

Good God Man, what in the hell are you going to post next?!


ah but what does one take for irritable skeptic syndrome ?? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

No idea. We who like to think critically are definitely a pesky bunch to get rid of.
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Re: If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby WhiteTiger » 29 Oct 2009, 06:36

I suggest a good laxative (de debil made me do it) ;)



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Re: If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby brett » 29 Oct 2009, 15:38

some one once suggested that skeptics are like piles , a pain in the ass and a bugger to get rid of :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby ProfWag » 29 Oct 2009, 18:46

brett wrote:some one once suggested that skeptics are like piles , a pain in the ass and a bugger to get rid of :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Where would the world be without skeptics? People would be claiming all sorts of crap that just plain wouldn't be true. You would never know who to believe. The only good think I can think of is that it would force people to think critically for themselves rather than have someone else do it for them.
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Re: If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby ProfWag » 03 Nov 2009, 05:25

Actually, I'm just making this post so that the thread entitled Irritable Bowel Syndrome will be right next to a thread about Michael Jackson... :twisted:
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Re: If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby NinjaPuppy » 03 Nov 2009, 05:46

WAY TO GO WAG! :lol:

Actually, IBS is much more interesting and dignified than MJ. :D
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Postby ProfWag » 03 Nov 2009, 06:09

NinjaPuppy wrote:WAY TO GO WAG! :lol:

Actually, IBS is much more interesting and dignified than MJ. :D

Well.....yea, maybe...
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Re: If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, try fiber tablets!

Postby brett » 03 Nov 2009, 19:21

ProfWag wrote:
brett wrote:some one once suggested that skeptics are like piles , a pain in the ass and a bugger to get rid of :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Where would the world be without skeptics? People would be claiming all sorts of crap that just plain wouldn't be true. You would never know who to believe. The only good think I can think of is that it would force people to think critically for themselves rather than have someone else do it for them.



yea is true prof + what would all we woos do without yooooooooo ?? :lol: :lol: , we would only have ourselves to debate with - most boring ;)


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