Metamusil can account for the amount of gas you have; however, as Metamusil absorbs water it is often prescribed for patients with diarrhea.
Unfortunately, healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans and peas are often the worst offenders. That's because these foods are high in fiber. Fiber has many health benefits, including keeping your digestive tract in good working order and regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels. But it can also lead to the formation of gas. Fiber supplements containing psyllium, such as Metamucil, also may cause such problems, especially if added to your diet too quickly.
Perhaps you should take the Metamucil every other day to see if this helps. You might also consider taking it every third day and then slowly increase it to every other day until you are able to take it every day.
As you are taking Nexium, it is important to note that most patients begin to realize resolution in their symptoms about the six to eight week point of taking this medication. This is the point at which the medication reaches it's maximal benefit in your system.
Some patients find benefit from eating smaller meals and snacks across the course of the day as this reduces pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter, helping to prevent the valve from opening and acid from washing back into your esophagus. This may also be beneficial in curbing your stomach gurgling.
A consideration is that you may simply be experiencing diarrhea to a gastrointestinal upset caused by something you are or a virus. Besure to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. If the diarrhea persists, consult with your doctor.
Do you routinely experience bouts of cramping, compounded by alternating from diarrhea to constipation? If so, discuss IBS with your doctor. IBS Video
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