10 patient evaluations for Psyllium Husk

Jun 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (large bowel movements, Bowel movements were too large.)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3.4 g/11 g Daily
Advice & Tips: The Metamucil was so thick and it made me think I was going to choke on it. I could not drink it fast enough to prevent it from jelling up.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 16, 2012 (Started Nov 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: internet page Metamucil not best choice for PD
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 5, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 tbs. Daily
Advice & Tips: The 3 Tbsp I take daily weighs 13 grams, by my own scale. I buy it in bulk at the Bulk Barn for $7.00 a pound. It cost me about $5 a month. The psyllium works so well that I've stopped making daily entries in my health log. I would say that my constipation is pretty much "cured" by my taking psyllium daily.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 20, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 tbs. Daily
Advice & Tips: I mix the 3 T psyllium in an 8 oz glass of cold water. I stir every ten seconds. when the swelled up psyllium reaches the bottom of the glass, it is time to drink it. If I wait too long to drink it, it gets too thick. For a while, I took 4 tbsp/day which caused my stool to be too loose at times, so I reduced the dose to 3 tbsp, which seems about right.

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