Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Psyllium Husk
    avatar
    Bumblebee66 posted:
    Hi, like many on here I have been suffering from IBS for a long time (about 12 years) and have turned to psyllium husk for assistance. I have been taking about a teaspoon with water each morning for about a week. What I am finding is that since taking it at about the same time every afternoon I feel really light headed and lethargic and need to lie down. Then again late at night I find myself getting really light headed and needing to lie down, yet the strange thing is I struggle to sleep, almost as if my body's working overtime and can't rest. Does anyone else have this reaction to taking psyllium husk or know what might be causing it? Could it be stirring up toxins in my body? I'm thinking this may be possible as I had a shocking diet for about 15 years, which I'm only now rectifying...[br>[br>Also I get dehydrated, I have been drinking 20 litres of water a day and still need to get up every hour or so during the night to drink. I took roaccutane tablets for about a year when I was younger and my body has never really recovered from that. Will it be safe or wise to continue taking psyllium husk when my body is already in a dehydrated state?
    Reply


    Helpful Tips

    Water
    Drinking waer everyday keeps my digesive going. More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the American Gastroenterological Association website