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Re: Use of acacia fiber
      04/24/19 01:37 PM

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Hi Lori - hang in there, IBS can flare like this, but you can get things back under control. The stress is probably what set you off.

You are on the right track - you do want to gradually increase your tummy fiber dose when this happens, following the same rules as when you started - add an extra 1/2 tsp to one of your daily doses, every 3-4 days, until you hit the new dose your gut needs to get and stay stable.

The average range for constipation is 3-5 tablespoons per day, so you are actually on the low side of that, which is good, as it means you will likely stabilize pretty quickly as you gradually get your dose up a bit higher. You have a lot of room to work here.


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