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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of psyllium oral.

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Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
11/19/2011 2:12:40 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have always had a "touchy" stomach ( I'm now 64 yrs old), and I have found that Psyllium works for constipation, but I have had to stop using it because, even if I take one tablespoon every other day, I feel sick to my stomach from it.

Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
6/20/2009 6:03:50 AM

Reviewer: bev, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
took a couple of days but then I had easy, none straining bowels

Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
2/10/2009 6:13:37 PM

Reviewer: me27513, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Every doctor I've ever seen has told me to increase my fiber intake, and recommended psyllium capsules. I drank lots of water as instructed. Initially, they worked just great. However, after a couple of weeks, they stopped working. I continued to take them, yet my constipation got worse. I saw several doctors who suggested adding a stool softener to the mix and eating more fruits/veggies. Well ... Show Full Comment

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