Our expert says:
Dear So Sad
Products such as Duphalac and Fybogel (which mimics foods that contain a lot of fibre and swell up, which then stimulates movement of the bowel (called peristalsis)) are generally less harmful than harsh laxatives. You could try them for a few weeks each and see which product gives you the best results without cramping, which is definitely potentially harmful. Also click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'You are what you eat' and on 'Healthy GI tract' and read the articles esp about probiotics and IBS.
I do hope this will assist you to get back to normal again.
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