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Old 08-10-2004, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by GilaB
Aren't metamucil and other fiber supplements used to loosen the bowels? I know that when I switched to an extremely-high fiber breakfast cereal (for unrelated reasons), I had low-to medium-grade diarrhea for about a week until my body adjusted.

I was led to believe they're for regulating bowels. They harden when they need to, soften when they need to so stool is at a more "normal" consistency. If it's stress chemicals that are causing the problem, though, there's probably not a lot you can do. Of course, YMMV.