11 patient evaluations for Psyllium Husk

tweetynole
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tweetynole
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F51y
CFS:22y Dx
FM:22y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 1, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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

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Rejoice
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Rejoice
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F42y
FM:10y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 1, 2012 (Started Sep 03, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Constipation: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 27, 2011 (Started Sep 03, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 71
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

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Jan 1, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3.4 g/3.7 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Additional fruits and raw vegetables instead

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Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 71
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

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Jan 1, 2012 (Started Sep 23, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Added more fruits and raw vegetables to diet instead.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 29, 2011 (Started Sep 23, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped all meds due to elevated liver enzymes, until liver situation resolved.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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fki2001
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fki2001
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Jul 29, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Constipation: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
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

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expastrychef
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expastrychef
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Mar 14, 2009 (Started Jan 22, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bowel problems: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 23, 2009 (Started Jan 22, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bowel problems: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
leprechan
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leprechan
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 2, 1966 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Constipation: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
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

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lazaras
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lazaras
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:M50y
FM:7y Dx
CFS:5y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 25, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for fiber supplement: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Constipation: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 3 x 3.4 g/5.4 g Daily

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Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F56y
FM:5y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bowel irritability: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
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
Peoples1
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Peoples1
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
68 M
I am: g
I have:
Mild Depression

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Feb 5, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Constipation: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Constipation: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
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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