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Re: Here's something I'm curious about
      06/26/05 03:54 PM
Sand

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I haven't tried acacia, but I've tried several other fiber supplements. I started at an incredibly low dose and every time ended up with D, gas, and agonizing cramps (the kind where you wish you were dead). Generally it was within a day or so. My diet is very high-SF. In fact, that is probably 90% of my diet. (I know, I know, not healthy.)




See, this is so interesting. A half-cup of applesauce contains 1 gram of SF; 1/2 cup of oatmeal contains 2 grams of soluble fiber. One-quarter teaspoon of acacia - which seems to have more SF per teaspoon than any other SFS - has .625 grams of SF. Presumably, if you took different SFS they contained different kinds of fiber so how could it be an allergy? And if you started at a low dose, you were getting far less than 1 gram of SF. Why would a body tolerate a high-SF diet, but rebel when confronted with less than 1 gram of SF from an SFS? I really want to be around when "they" finally figure out IBS and can answer that one.

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Note, I haven't tried every fiber supplement -- I've stayed away from the ones with artificial sweeteners and psyllium. But if the "safe" ones cause such a bad reaction in me I hate to think what the iffier ones would do. Force my husband to finally start work on that second bathroom, maybe.




LOL. I know that feeling - there's nothing like being an IBS person in a two-person house with one bathroom.

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* Has anyone else w/ IBS-C had increased bloating, gas and pain w/ acacia?
lithelady
06/21/05 02:04 PM
* I'll never understand...
Cyndy
06/22/05 07:32 PM
* Here's something I'm curious about
Sand
06/25/05 09:25 AM
* Re: Here's something I'm curious about
jen1013
06/26/05 07:59 AM
* Re: Here's something I'm curious about
Sand
06/26/05 03:54 PM
* Sand, this is confusing to me
Cyndy
06/28/05 07:49 AM
* Re: Here's something I'm curious about
jen1013
06/27/05 04:59 PM
* Jen1013 - what's in the different SFS
Sand
06/30/05 08:18 AM
* Re: Jen1013 - what's in the different SFS
jen1013
06/30/05 06:08 PM
* Jen1013 - Fingers crossed. Toes, too. -nt-
Sand
07/01/05 08:30 AM
* Thanks for all the input everyone
lithelady
06/27/05 09:43 PM
* If you're goin to stick with the Benefiber...
Linz
06/28/05 04:21 AM
* Re: Here's something I'm curious about
lj
06/25/05 03:37 PM
* LJ - When you say "the lowest dose"...
Sand
06/26/05 03:58 PM
* Re: LJ - When you say "the lowest dose"...
lj
06/26/05 10:09 PM
* Re: LJ - When you say "the lowest dose"...
Sand
06/27/05 04:28 AM
* It is possible to be allergic o it!
Linz
06/26/05 01:51 AM
* Sounds like you were allergic to it!
Linz
06/27/05 02:30 AM
* Re: Here's something I'm curious about
Yoda (formerly Hans)
06/25/05 03:45 PM
* Re: I'll never understand...
retrograde
06/22/05 09:46 PM
* I guess I just looked at Acaca as...
Cyndy
06/23/05 04:59 AM
* This is right...
HeatherAdministrator
06/24/05 12:58 AM
* I don't understand the problem
Linz
06/23/05 05:04 AM
* Well, I am confused because I thought Heather...
Cyndy
06/23/05 09:56 AM
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Linz
06/23/05 01:28 PM
* Can I just also point out here...
Linz
06/22/05 10:29 PM
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Sand
06/25/05 09:20 AM
* Some people can't cope with a high dose...
Linz
06/25/05 09:44 AM
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Sand
06/25/05 11:10 AM
* If it ain't broke, don't fix it! -nt
Linz
06/25/05 02:30 PM
* Re: Has anyone else w/ IBS-C had increased bloating, gas and pain w/ acacia?
AstroChick
06/22/05 09:33 AM
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06/22/05 09:00 AM
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06/22/05 06:17 AM
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06/22/05 08:18 AM

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