12 patient evaluations for Psyllium Husk

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tweetynole
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tweetynole
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F53y
CFS:24y Dx
FM:24y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 1, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for IBS (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
Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 44
Condition: Hemiplegic Migraine 26 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Hemiplegic Migraine

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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 IBS (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 IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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)

  • 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
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)

  • 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
lazaras
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lazaras
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:M52y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:7y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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
fki2001
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fki2001
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
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)

  • 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
Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 73
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 8 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Added more fruits and raw vegetables to diet instead.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 29, 2011 (Started Sep 23, 2006)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 73
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 8 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.4 g/3.7 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Additional fruits and raw vegetables instead

  • 0 helpful marks
Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F58y
CFS:?y
FM:7y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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
vinton boy
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vinton boy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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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

  • 0 helpful marks
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