11 patient evaluations for Psyllium Husk

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Aug 1, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Anyone who has fibromyalgia and IBS should probably not take this unless your IBS leaves you constipated. Mine being the diarrhea type caused me to only get worse.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 15, 2015 (Started Sep 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Abdominal bloating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 tsp. Four times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Sep 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Constipation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 27, 2011 (Started Sep 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 14, 2009 (Started Jan 22, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bowel problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 23, 2009 (Started Jan 22, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bowel problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 2, 1966 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: In addition to trying to take as much daily fiber as I can, the psyllium is the most effective for me. I started taking it about 35 years ago and have chosed to take Konsyl (no sugar) rather than Metacil which most people seem to take. One dose is 6 mg. while Metacil has 3.5 mg. I take it twice/day now rather than once/day and take it with fruit juice which makes it sweet and pallitable (sp.?). It must be mixed very thoroughly and taken right away. It should not be taken at the same time as the Parkinson meds as it might interfere with the efficacy of the P/D pills. Sometimes I forget the 2nd dose because I am so tired and I notice the ill effect the next day. Before I started taking meds for P/D, this was all I took and it was very effective. Now that I am diagnosed P/D, I have an inert colen and have to work hard to keep things moving.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 25, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fiber supplement)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 3.4 g/5.4 g Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it helped keep me regular. I wanted to cut down on the number of pills I consumed so I stopped taking these.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 14, 2015 (Started Dec 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Alternating constipation and diarrhea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3.5 g/3.7 g Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Remember woks best when taken with food! if not seems to do very little also remember todrink lot of water(or laxido) whilst eating. drink it this stuff quick othe wise it will be like drinking pureed frog spawn. combines well with laxido.

  • 0 helpful marks
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