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posted 03-14-1999 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wendy6   Click Here to Email Wendy6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My gastro. doctor told me to try it and it seems to work fairly well. It equalizes the water imbalance in your bowels to restore normal bowel movements, preventing diarrhea or constipation. You can buy it at any local pharmacy over-the-counter. I like it because you can use it everyday to prevent problems or take it when you feel an onset of IBS. I would be interested to hear what anyone else thinks. Thanks! Wendy

Wendy L. Sybert


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posted 03-14-1999 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockcandi1   Click Here to Email rockcandi1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i tried equalactin , one tablet one time(i suffer from mostly D-type) it made me soooo sick i thought i was going to end up in the ER very bad symptoms i had D and pain so bad i thought i was going to pass out i called the pharamacy and i ended up taking like 8 teaspoons of imodium and 2 phenergan(prescription for nausea)over a 6 hour period just to get it to put me down for 3 days dehydrated and weak .so if you are going to try this stuff BE CAREFUL


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posted 03-14-1999 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for flux   Click Here to Email flux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Equalactin or Fibercon is just a synthetic fiber. It is given for both constipation AND diarrhea. Probably, most people who try it for diarrhea don't experience the effect described above.


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posted 03-14-1999 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tmo   Click Here to Email tmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Works for me. Better than most things have worked. But when I ran out I bought Fibercon (same thing---different form) because it's cheaper. Of course, this is this week. Next week it may not work at all. But we enjoy what relief we can get.


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posted 03-14-1999 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rose   Click Here to Email Rose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eaualaction has worked for me. There was a post a few days back about it as well.

It seems easier on my system than the fibercon...less gas and bloating. In our area not all stores carry it. But most can get it in the next day if you ask for it.

Over the past few months there have not seem to be a lot of posts on it.

The caltrate has been working for many. It worked great for my d, but after a few days it became c. Haven't had that problem with Equalactin


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posted 12-31-1999 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lana     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The response I heard about Equalactin in the earlier posting scares it dangerous?


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posted 12-31-1999 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zigmissus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not to get too graphic, here, but I'm a D type, and Equalactin firmed things up to the consistency and stickiness of roofing tar. I have similar results from most types of fiber supplements.


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posted 01-01-2000 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for luli   Click Here to Email luli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been using Equalactin too and I am very happy with the results. I now eat one at night and my stools are very bulked up. I was chewing two but became a bit constipated nono that is the wrong word....I did not have a bowel movement for two days but I was not constipated.

one day in the car I felt that feeling of D and I chewed two and went on about my business of the day. I love it but want to try Fiber con because it is cheaper.

oohhhh it does give me gas but it is easy to let it out. It is not a painful gas. Anyday without D and popping Immodium is a gooodd day!

I recommend it!


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posted 02-20-2000 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bullett68   Click Here to Email bullett68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am curious as to whether or not you can take something to control the gas along with the Equalactin....Like maybe Gas-X? My mama and I both suffer from IBS.


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posted 02-21-2000 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jd44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you can. Ask the pharmacist, he should know about interactions.


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posted 02-21-2000 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for phyllisfin   Click Here to Email phyllisfin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been using equalactin for about a year or more with good results. I find it is not as binding as immodium. Re the gas, I've tried Phazyme with moderate results but my doctor suggested I try charcoal tablets. I haven't done that yet, so far the gas is not a major problem.

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