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Too much fiber causing problems?

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  • Posted By: Wubbie
  • February 23, 2007
  • 11:43 PM

Hello everyone,
I just saw my doctor today and was asking about my stomach aches. I usually get them 4 times a week, not daily, last night had one, and this afternoon. It is usually just in front, right at my belly button. The last couple weeks, I have been eating the Fiber 1 Cereal for breakfast. It has about 9 grams of fiber per serving, but I have not increased fiber in other areas. The stomach aches last for hours and I am doubled over in pain. I have only tried Tums or Imoudium (sp?) AD. Neither help. People tell me its not gallstones since its not on my side, but what else could it be? I know I should have about 25 grams of fiber a day, and I get probably almost this much, not much over and I Have read that upwards to 40 grams you would feel it. So what else can this be? I guess I will try going off Fiber 1 cereal and see what happens, although I am sure the symptoms will continue because they were there before I was on the cereal and stuff. I hate it when doctors do not listen!
Megan

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